Ducks continued their stay on the waters here with 67 Tufted Duck, 45 Common Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 46 Shoveler and 67 Common Teal. A small gathering of Cormorant were flying in to roost and 10 Barnacle Goose dropped in to spend the night with 40 Great Black-backed Gull.
The evening sunshine and masses of insects swarming over the banks of the tank encouraged hundreds of Swallow and Sand Martin to linger with the sounds of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler filling the air. as the big solar disc slid away over the Merseyside skyline.
Observer and images: WSM.
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