With the evening light good I made it to the marsh after work and managed to fit in an hour and half before the dark settled in.
The Eurasian Teal flocks are much reduced since the weekend with several hundred still hiding in the flooded daisy beds. A single Pintail, 12 Common Shelduck and 17 Mallard were the only other ducks on the pool.
A Cetti’s Warbler gave a brief blast of song at dusk.
The Marsh Harrier roost included four birds which hung about into the dark. The highlight was a ringtail Hen Harrier which didn’t hang about for.
The Whooper Swan herd could be seen playing hide and seek in between the hedgerows by Hillview Farm.
A skein of Pink-footed Goose were heading to Frodsham Score for the night while c550 Curlew were an impressive sight as they flew overhead to the Mersey estuary.
A large disruption of Lapwing rose from high over Frodsham Score.
Observer and images: WSM.