I finished my day off with a walk along the River Weaver. Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat were vocal along Brook Furlong Lane where a Western Reed Warbler was on territory along the Weaver path.
A Mallard and her new brood of ducklings were being watched closely by a Grey Heron as they made their way along the river bank. On the shooters’ pool were 3 Common Snipe, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a single Ruff were being buzzed by a couple of anxious Northern Lapwing, a flock of c40 Black-tailed Godwit flew over heading towards No.6 tank.
Observer: Paul Ralston (images 1-3).
We had a quiet day on the track up to Marsh Farm where several European Goldfinche. Also the usual Northern Wheatear at the end of the pipes, they are using this spot as a stop off en route to their breeding grounds further north.
We also saw a Western Marsh Harrier in this area.
Observer: David Eisner (images 4-5).
Green-veined White by Phil Barker.
A Whinchat was on No.5 tank – per Frank Duff.