An early evening walk along the River Weaver taking in the Canal Pools and back along to No.6 tank. The two Little Gull from yesterday were still with the Black-headed Gull flock but included a third 1st summer and an adult bird. The Avocet parents were kept busy chasing anything that came near their young and were joined by a pair of Common Shelduck to see off a Common Buzzard that crossed over the river.
The Canal Pools were quiet with just a pair of Gadwall and 2 broods of Coot. The Mute Swan family showed one of the adults is wearing a green darvic ring. There were c100 Black-tailed Godwit which had departed from No.6 and passed overhead on their way to the estuary. A couple of Marsh Harrier were seen over No.6 and a Kestrel was hunting the banks on six.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.