I started my walk from Ince with the mist shrouding the fields and a sunrise immediately igniting the lane full of bird song, each songster trying to outdo their rival. Three Little Egret were on the first of the new pools with a number of Canada Goose, Greylag, Mallard, Common Shelduck and Gadwall on the other adjacent pools.
Looking out over Frodsham Score salt marsh there was a flock of Raven which were making short work of the stricken live(dead)stock still laying about out there. The Great Black-backed Gull stood about while the Raven had their fill.
At the dredger berth a pair of Stonechat were either lingering winter birds, migrants or even breeders? A few Whitethroat and several Chiffchaff were occupying the brambles and hedgerows nearby.
The Canal Pools were quiet with only a few Tufted Duck and Mallard being present. I continued to No.6 tank where c230 Dunlin, 653 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, a single Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Snipe and 12 Ruff. A few Yellow Wagtail were also noted.