A couple of Ringed Plover and 4 summer Dunlin were picking up the midge larva from the surface of the shallows and waters edge. 14 Avocet were here today with a few juveniles so I’d expect an increase in their counts over the next few weeks.
The female Marsh Harrier was again sat out on a spindly tree in the centre of the reeds and later she shifted position and quartered the muddy and birdless pools of the mitigation area out on No.3. A small (presumably) male Peregrine was perched on the lip of the blue topped chimney.
Observers: Paul Crawley. WSM (images).
A heavy duty female Peregrine was perched up on one of the heraldic shields on Runcorn Bridge early this morning while a Nordic Jackdaw that has been in the vicinity of Runcorn Heath playing fields was again present with its presumbed female Western type partner.
Nordic Jackdaw video here: https://vimeo.com/222969120
Observer and video: WSM.