23.05.18. Birdlog.

A walk along the River Weaver after work this evening started with 14 Mute Swan on the water there alongside the usual Canada Goose, Common Shelduck, Mallard, Tufted Duck and a few Gadwall. The Sand Martin colony is coming on fine were birds digging in to the soft Manchester Ship Canal bank.

The evening temperature has dropped and the Common Swift were doing accordingly with displays occurring overhead.

A Ringed Plover and a photogenic  Dunlin for company joined up with a Bar-tailed Godwit  further along the river bank.

The male Marsh Harrier was over Marsh Farm and a Cetti’s Warbler was heard near the old birdlog.

Observer and mages: Paul Ralston.