My morning jaunt this morning started at Ince where looking across the pools revealed just a few Mallard and a pair of Tufted Duck, 2 pairs of Little Grebe, a pair of Gadwall and several Coot and Moorhen pairs.
Both Reed and Sedge Warbler were seen and heard and a Cetti’s Warbler added to the chorus at Ince berth.
Nearby Common Shelduck, Tufted Duck, Mallard and Gadwall were all on the Manchester Ship Canal with a single Great Crested Grebe being noted. A dozen Mute Swan were out on the Frodsham Score salt marsh and a lone Little Egret fished in the tidal channels.
A female Northern Wheatear was sat on the far bank of the ship canal and Common Whitethroat seemed to be singing from every bush.
A group of Great Black-backed Gull were on the lookout for wandering goslings straying too far from their parents gaze, while the…
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