11.07.17. Birdlog

After dropping Sparky and her friend off in Chester for a girlie night out I made my way to the marshes after negotiating the heavy rain along the motorway this evening.

On my arrival at the marsh it was a tad disappointing that last night’s godwit flock were no longer here so I had to make do with a couple of Blackwits to fill the void. The Greenshank was still busy feeding up on the far side of No.6 sludge tank with a small group of Redshank, 11 Dunlin and the 3 Ruff.

A pleasant distraction was the two juvenile Marsh Harrier perched up in two willow whips watching and waiting for their evening meal.

I didn’t bother counting the ducks (my heart wasn’t in it) but nearby a female Tufted Duck had problems keeping her ducklings together. 

I moved over to the mitigation area where a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, Common and Green Sandpiper were watched preening.

The rain clouds lifted long enough for the Liverpool skyline to be illuminated by the setting sun.

Observer and images: WSM.