A walk overside Lordship Marsh after work to see what was knocking about on the flooded fields.
A herd of c1000 Canada Goose were foraging on the stubble with a large flock of Northern Lapwing and Common Starling also taking advantage of the flood water which brought bugs, grubs and worms to the surface.
A mixed flock of Northern Shoveler, Wigeon, Mallard and several Northern Pintail were noted. A flock of Redwing were seen looking for a place to roost for the night and Common Raven were heading over Helsby Hill to their roost site.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.
The previous day 12.10.20 a female Ruddy Shelduck still lingers on the mudflats by the ‘future flower’ sculpture along the Trans Pennine Trail off Widnes Warth Marsh per WSM (video).