The highlight was a female Northern Goshawk that I picked-up out of the corner of my eye early afternoon at the bottom of Brook Furlong Lane. It came from towards Frodsham town then gained height over the shooters’ fields before drifting towards Runcorn. Rather ironically I drew a blank in Wales yesterday at a handful of regular sites I visit!!
Also No.1 tank hosted a flock of 153 Golden Plover. a female Northern Wheatear and a Red Fox. A handful of Common Sandpiper and 2 Ruff were on the Weaver Bend.
Observer: Paul Shenton.
I spent the majority of the afternoon wandering round No.6 tank where the 3 Black-necked Grebe were showing well. Also 9 Ruff and a couple of Western Marsh Harrier over in the distance.
No.3 tank had 8 Little Ringed Plover (a pair displaying and copulating at ‘phalarope pool’ and 6 at the mitigation pools). There were generally loads of Cetti’s Warbelr and Common Chiffchaff. A handful of Sand Martin appeared from nowhere and pleasurable birding time was had!
Along Brook Furlong Lane last year’s Willow Warbler mixed singers were back between the old log and the older log at the south east corner of No.1 tank.
Observer: Mark (Whipper) Gibson.
Images by WSM.