The south-westerly breeze was picking up during the course of my watch over No.6 tank and the c1000 Black-tailed Godwit were very skittish. A group of 4 off road scramblers and a quad bike made such a din that most of the godwits took to the wing and departed to the estuary.
There were 3 Ruff, 144 Eurasian Teal, 41 Northern Shoveler and the first drake Eurasian Wigeon back for the late summer.
A juvenile Eurasian Hobby was sat out on the fence that stretches across No.5 tank. A Sparrowhawk drifted over while 15 Common Raven were riding the wind over at Marsh Farm. A small number of Common Swift were lingering over the area and a Cetti’s Warbler was practising its song.
Out on Frodsham Score were 5 Little and a Great Egret.
Observers: JS & WSM (images 1-5).
Later in the day I made a visit to No.6 tank via Godscroft Lane. The godwit flock was still present and 20 Common Snipe flew from the tank and out towards the estuary.
A Brown Hare was like a coiled like a spring ready to burst into action but held its nerve and stayed put as I passed by.
Observer: Paul Ralston (images 6-8).