An evening walk again along the north banks of No.5 looking across No.6 tank. There were 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Common Pochard, 23 Tufted Duck, 46 Gadwall, (an uncounted number of) Common Shelduck, 44, Coot and 43 Common Teal (excluding the Green-winged which had bounced back across the river to Carr Lane pools).
The Black-tailed Godwit flock were well scattered but a record increase of Avocet numbered 33 birds with 2 adults and 2 chicks nearby. There were 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Redshank present.
The influx of Painted Lady Butterflies continues with them again present along the dusty tracks but in much reduced numbers. A couple of fine Brimstone’s were flying by.
The 7th wind turbine is set to be erected on No.5 tank from the newly positioned crane there.
Observer and images: WSM.
Locally a Red Kite was over the M56, Daresbury at 5.00 pm per Shaun Hickey.