A walk around No.6 tank and along the Manchester Ship Canal path during high tide. A small flock of Pink-footed Goose heading south over No.4 tank calling as they went. A Merlin was again attacking the Starling flock over Frodsham Score. A Great White Egret was feeding on the rising tide with 3 Little Egret with several Grey Heron for company. The Whooper Swan numbers have increased with a flock of 15 birds near where the Holpool Gutter enters the salt marsh but later moved over to Ince Marsh. The wintering Green Sandpiper were in there chosen spot. No.6 tank held good numbers of Common Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck and a few Common Shelduck with the Mute Swans.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston