An after work visit to No.6 tank to check out the waders. There was a flock of c1000 Black-tailed Godwit that reduced quickly to 740 birds when the peeled off to fly off to the Mersey estuary.
A couple of Ruff joined with the c500 Lapwing, 20 Common Snipe and odd Common Redshank.
Ducks are always a feature on the sludge tank with c500 Eurasian Teal being present with a single Garganey, 47 Tufted Duck, 27 Northern Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 31 Mallard and 19 Common Shelduck.
I couldn’t find the Black-necked Grebe but it could well have been hidden in the vegetated margins.
A juvenile Marsh Harrier flew in and c30 Raven could be seen at various places.
A mixed flock of 100 House Martin, 50 Sand Martin, 10 Barn Swallow and 10 Common Swift moved through. A couple of Yellow Wagtail adding to the evening watch.
Observer and images: WSM.