A look over the Frodsham Score saltmarsh from Ince Berth after work. There were plenty of Redwing and Blackbird were going to their roost in the bushes along the Manchester Ship Canal. At least 10 Little Egret out on the marsh and a mass of Northern Lapwing with a flock of c50 Golden Plover took to the air when a wildfowler made his way west along the canal bank. A flock of c4000 Eurasian Starling carpeted the short grass as they moved across the marsh.
A party of Long-tailed Tit had a Goldcrest fly catching with them along the tow path.
Walking back to my car I watched hundreds of Rook, Western Jackdaw and Carrion Crow went to roost in the wood near the incinerator plant.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.