Two and a half hours spent on Brook Furlong Lane and the Weaver Bend, then Marsh Farm, in the hope of a finding Yellow-browed Warbler (there are hundreds knocking about along the east coast and Shetland and eventually they should start to filter west) but as you have probably guessed there was no sign…of course. I went up to Overton Hill, Frodsham Hill where I manages to get some great views out over the marsh.
A Coal Tit was in the hawthorn hedgerow bordering Brook Furlong Lane with both Blue and Great Tit also present. There were a couple of Blackcap along with Chiffchaff and Goldcrest, the latter was on the Weaver Bend where a Peregrine was in hot pursuit of the local ducks there. The only other passerine of note was an unspecified Redpoll spp.
The fine warm weather brought out 4 Common Buzzard and 2 Kestrel. The highlight was a juv/female Merlin (RA).