A brief visit after work was well after the ebbed tide, so it was no great surprise to see little of note on No.6 tank. A small flock of Black-tailed Godwit were on the far side of the water with small numbers of Dunlin and Redshank.
A look over the Merset Estuary produced c500 Common Shelduck, hundreds of Canada Goose and a flock of 45 Common Raven.
One of Poynton’s finest paid a visit to the marsh this evening seeing 4 Green Sandpiper on the ‘phalarope pool’, while a juvenile Common Cuckoo flushed a flock of 170 Black-tailed Godwit.
On the River Weaver were 6 Common and 2 additional Green Sandpiper. A flock of 80 Common Swift were overhead.
Observer: Mark (whipper) Gibson.
I took up position looking across the Weaver Sluices and the highlight was c300 Common Redshank, c400 Common Shelduck, 16 Common Raven, 2 Little and a Great Egret.
Observer: WSM (image).