An evening walk along the River Weaver this evening started with several Chiffchaff showing along Brook Furlong Lane while 4 Curlew were feeding in the field alongside the river.
On the water were Tufted Duck, Common Shelduck, Mallard, Eurasian Teal, Gadwall and still 7 Goldeneye being present with the usual Canada Goose pairs.4 Great Crested Grebe and a single Little Grebe. A Common Buzzard was flying low along the river bank and flushed a small group of Rredshank and Oystercatcher.
Also the first multiple Common Sandpiper (5) were spread out along the river bank with a single Sand Martin hawking over the Manchester Ship Canal.
Observer and images 2-6: Paul Ralston.
Image 1 by Duncan Cowley.