An after work stroll along the River Weaver and Manchester Ship Canal this evening.
A few Common Sandpiper were dotted about the canal and river at least 10 in number with 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank and several Black-tailed Godwit and Oystercatcher.
The Avocet pair are still making a commotion at interlopers into their territory and a juvenile was seen at the edge of the river.
Looking over the Mersey estuary and a Peregrine powered along the shoreline putting a mass of gulls and waders in to the air c60 Avocet flew along the River Weaver then turned back and settled on the Mersey shore and were joined by a Little Egret.
The Canada Goose and Common Shelduck were out on the river and shore as were several Greylag Goose and Great Cormorant.
A Brown Hare was noted in the meadows.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.