An after work walk around No.6 tank this evening with brooding black clouds hanging over the north and a freshening breeze coming in from Liverpool Bay.
There was no surprise that No.6 tank is still a dried up bed and a few Wood Pigeon were taking the place of the shorebirds that really should be occupying this spot. We will have to see what happens here over the next few months. The ‘Splashing Pool’ had c100 Mallard sheltering on this comparatively secure spot while a Common Teal and a Green Sandpiper were hiding on the ‘secluded pool’. Further round the tank a flock of 30 Linnet were watched mobbing a Kestrel in the hedgerow.
Small flocks of Black-tailed Godwit were looking for a place to pitch down and they were closely followed by a solitary Ruff.
Observers: Sparky & WSM (images).