The highlight of my morning visit was a Hornet Mimic Hoverfly Volucella zonaria) apparently a scarce species which was feeding on Ragwort flower at the top of the ramp track to No.5 tank from Moorditch Lane.
A look over No.6 tank had c50 Eurasian Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, a few Northern Shoveler, a single Common Snipe, 11 Dunlin, 67 Common Redshank and c280 Black-tailed Godwit.
A flock of Black-headed Gull were following a tractor ploughing the field by Moorditch Lane.
Common Swift were still active at their nest site along Marsh Lane.
Looking over the Mersey Estuary at dusk and a small flock of 4 Egyptian Goose were on the mudflats with c500 Common Shelduck and c400 Common Redshank.
Observer and image: WSM.