A Great Egret was in the flooded ara by the ‘phalarope pool’ and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler made its presence known.
Observer: John Gilbody (images 1-2).
An after work visit to the River Weaver drew a blank on Common Redstart and Whinchat reported, but several Western Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Chiffchaff were quite vocal. The two mixed songset Willow Warbler with a flurry of Chiffchaff (known to us by the name ‘Chillow’ and thanks to Jimmy Mancini for that) were present along Brook Furlong Lane.
A Peregrine was on the blue topped chimney at Weston Point and closer to home on No.6 tank were 86 Black-tailed Godwit and 46 Tufted Duck. The pumping of sludge into the south west corner is increasing the water level and reducing the numbers of birds using the tank.
…and finally, Ironman drops in to save the day.
Observers: Kevin Brown, WSM (images 3-4).