I was working this weekend so limited to when I could visit the marshes, so after finishing my toil this afternoon on a very grey dreary November day I walked as far as Kinsey Lane, Ince where the Western Cattle Egret have now increased one to four birds.
Also with them were 3 Little Egret and all were foraging, except for one little being aggressive and chasing the other little’s away. There was shooting taking place nearby which flushed the all egrets and a flock of c50 Eurasian Curlew. The Pink-footed Goose flock could be heard but were hidden in the grey gloom as they made their way to the south Mersey marshes and estuary.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.