Today’s visit involved several hours of beautiful summertime.
Noticeable was the lack of any sightings or sounds of both Cetti’s and Willow Warbler. Also missing were the Pied Avocet, no sightings even from Marsh Farm overlooking the estuary. They were probably feeding further down the Mersey.
The Weaver Bend is worth keeping an eye on as both Black-tailed Godwit and Common Redshank were wading in the near shore. 448 Blackwit and 20 Redshank alongside 86 recently fledged squawking Black-headed Gull with their parents in close proximity.
Along the River Weaver waders included 5 ad Common Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 4 Eurasian Oystercatcher and 5 Northern Lapwing. 6 Great Cormorant including a juvenile bird.
A Buzzard managed to snatch something from the grazed shore area, and was quickly pursued by 2 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Pied Shelduck.
A Grey Wagtail was the only oddity today.
On No.6 tank there were a couple of hundred Blackwit, 50 + Redshank and a dozen smaller waders.
Observer: Mark (Whipper) Gibson.
Image by WSM.