A collection of images looking south from Rocksavage overlooking the works. This one is of the Weaver Bend.
Partially obscured by the pipes, scaffolding and towers Rocksavage Plant dominates the foreground but beyond is one of the best birding spots in Cheshire.
Weston Marsh lagoon is out-of-bounds to birders except for paid ecologists but is clearly an area ideally suited for shorebirds and Common Shelduck.
The raised banks of the lagoon host nesting Common Shelduck.
The River Weaver bottom right, Weston Marsh, No.1 tank and the Welsh Hills in the distance.
The edge of the works with the River Weaver running alongside the wooded former I.C.I tank which many older birders will have ticked off such birds as Buff-breasted, Baird’s, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalarope, Shorelarks etc etc.
It’s still hard to believe the woodland shown above was once the I.C.I sludge tank and beyond are the Frodsham Hills.
A track around the I.C.I tank.
The M56 motorway crosses the Weaver Navigation.
All images by WSM.