Walking out to No.6 tank this evening I was rewarded with c30 Common Swift again taking advantage of the midges above the track that separates No.5 from No.6 tank.
A couple of flocks containing c1000 Black-tailed Godwit including 11 juvenile birds were immediately obvious. The Common Redshank were feeding below he banks of the south side and numbered 34 with10 Common Ringed Plover, 23 Dunlin, a single Common and 2 Green Sandpiper. The flock of 5 juvenile Ruff fed with Eurasian Teal below my watch point.
The Black-necked Grebe was again in the eastern sector of the tank with 17 Little Grebe and 32 Tufted Duck. A small number of Northern Shoveler and family parties of Gadwall were rough riding the choppy waters.
A flock of 30 Raven flew south during my watch.
A few images from my walk along the Bridgewater canal from Runcorn to Manchester.
Observer: (video and images) WSM.