12.10.17. Birdlog

On the wader front things have quietened down due to the reduction of the height of the tides on the River Mersey. A smaller flock of just 32 Black-tailed Godwit was on No.6 tank with 27 Golden Plover, 140 Lapwing, 2 Redshank and 102 Ruff.

Ducks included: 2 Wigeon, 48 Tufted Duck, 368 Common Teal, 110 Shoveler, 18 Common Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 40 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 18 Pink-footed Goose flying over.

Gulls present included a massive 97 Great Black-backed Gull.

There were 2 Cetti’s Warbler singing from cover on the sludge tank and a Redwing dropped in.

Observer: Joe Chester.

Image: WSM.