A couple of hours after work was enough to take time, relax and do some birding.
A look over No.6 tank featured c70 Northern Shoveler, 26 Common Shelduck, c100 Eurasian Teal, 31 Mallard and a small flock of Tufted Duck. A small skein of Pink-footed Goose ventured out from Frodsham Score but quickly returned there.
I didn’t really attempt to count the Raven flocks this evening but I did manage to glance up every now and again and managed a respectable 148 birds but obviously others went uncounted. Three Marsh Harrier were about and the ringtail Hen Harrier left it until sunset before it made an appearance.
Other raptors on show included two Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, several Common Buzzard and the big female Peregrine back on her lofty watch tower high above the Weaver estuary.
The Whooper Swan herd was again soaking up the rays in fields beyond the blue slurry tank on Lordship Marsh.
Observer and images: WSM.