An after work and very brief visit to No.6 tank with the tide already on the drop. My first look across the muddy waters of the sludge tank wasn’t impressive. A few shorebirds had lingered long enough for me to do a quick count before they headed out to the Mersey estuary. There were 26 Ringed Plover, 100 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 10 Redshank and 103 Black-tailed Godwit.
Ducks were all various shades of browns and included 200 Common Teal, 73 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 43 Shoveler and then various size and shapes of 64 Common SHelduck.