The temperature was reading 31.5 degrees and it was a warm and sultry evening walk on the mean tracks of No.5 tank.
It is difficult knowing where to kick off this post but it’s always a safe bet to begin with ducks. Tufted Duck were numbering 149 birds with 12 Common Pochard, 34 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 8 Common Teal and loads of Shelduck and their youngsters.
A Green Sandpiper was calling unseen from the banks below where I was standing but it didn’t break cover. Apart from a couple of Curlew, a flock of Lapwing, the sandpiper was the only decent wader present.
Well that was it really, except for a loose flight of 71 Raven heading south from Frodsham Score.
Observer and images: WSM.