I felt like a lost soul out on the marsh today and not really knowing which direction to take? I met MacDuff along Brook Furlong Lane and with a companion to keep me entertained we ventured out along Lordship Lane in the search for migrants. A field adjacent to the Growhow works was productive with 50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey, 2 White and a scattering of Pied Wagtail. Nearby, 3 Swallow flew over to the south, a Goldcrest, both Blackcap and Chiffchaff were calling.
The nearby fields continued to attract tens of gulls with 5 Common Buzzard feeding on worms brought to the surface by a muck spreader which was spraying out of the back of the machine. A spiraling flock of 25 Raven were high above the Ince woods
The open water on o.6 tank was little changed from last weekend except the BNG was not to be found there. The duck flock included: Tufted Duck numbering 140 birds. Smaller numbers of Pintail, Common Teal, Wigeon, Mallard and Shoveler. The ramp track to No.5 tank attracted a couple of Goldcrect with a Chiffchaff noted.
FD called bt the pools at the CEGB plant and managed to see Siskin and a Coal Tit.
Observers: Frank Duff (image 4), WSM (images 1-3).