The high tide out on the Mersey estuary brought in 800 Dunlin to join the c1000 Black-tailed Godwit that were already en masse on No.6 tank included 5 colour ringed individuals. Five Ruff joined the 50 Redshank and 2 Ringed Plover.
Observer: Roger Wilkinson.
On the mitigation pools on No.3 tank was a Greenshank with Ruff, Dunlin, Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit. Also 3 Whinchat on Lordship Lane with 9 Wheatear on the ploughed/model aircraft field. A Marsh Harrier flew over.
Observer: Steve O’Connell.
I had to wait until 6.30 pm before I managed to drop in on the action on No.6 tank. The Black-tailed Godwit flock was much reduced with only 500 birds present. Hiding within their numbers were 3 Whimbrel, 49 Redshank, 3 Ruff a single Knot and 30 Avocet.
Swallow numbers have increased with 150 hawking over the open water at dusk.
Observer and images: WSM.