26.05.18. Birdlog.

There was quite a bit of activity across the river at Hale shore but alas the (not so) high tide on the Mersey estuary failed to produce the required over spill of shorebirds to No.6 sludge tank.

A flock of 761 scattered Black-tailed Godwit were good value nevertheless with some birds providing close photographic opportunities. A lonesome Redshank and a couple of Lapwing were the best of the rest.

The mitigation pools on No.3 tank continue to be a damp squib and all those experienced brains that went into its creation should be spinning in their graves. The only birds of any note being a single Black-tailed Godwit and a Little Ringed Plover.

A male Marsh Harrier was quartering along the banks of the Canal Pools before heading back to the west.

Observer: WSM (images).