Another short visit after work to the marsh at Ince this evening. The flooded pools in the fields held 6 Little and 3 Western Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Mute Swan with one pair attempting to usurp and dominate the rest of the swans.
There were Mallard, Eurasian Teal, Tufted Duck, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Eurasian Coot, Moorhen and Little Grebe all present with a single Black-tailed Godwit feeding in the shallower water.
A Common Chiffchaff was feeding alongside a group of Blue and Great Tit in the hedge alongside the reed bed.
For the second evening running a couple of Short-eared Owl were hunting near to the berth and the egret flock was seen going to roost at 17 20hrs in the trees near by.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.