An after work sojourn down to my beloved marshes and a look over No.6 tank which had the atmosphere of turning up late to a party that had finished two hours earlier. However what numbers of Black-taled Godwit were left from the earlier tide I could have countered on one hand. A yelping gaggle of Pink-footed Goose headed over aiming for the Dee marshes.
A scattered group of 21 Ruff contained the ‘white-headed’ bird from previous days and just half a dozen European Golden Plover, a whisp of Common Redshank and a few hundred Northern Lapwing were present.
Ducks are always a saving grace, so 137 Northern Shoveler, 57 Eurasian Wigeon, 24 Northern Pintail, 131 Eurasian Teal, 17 Mallard, 1 Common Pochard and 79 Tufted Duck provided some distraction.
The female Whooper Swan was again at Spike Island and the River Mersey had Little Egret, Kingfisher and 17 Black-tailed Godwit.
Observer and images: WSM.