An adult black necked grebe moulting into winter plumage was the 3rd black necked grebe this autumn at the reservoirs. Hopefully this reflects a good breeding season in the Mersey valley stronghold. An adult Med was on no4 with the black headed gull flock.BH had a yellow wag on the causeway but it did not stay for others to see. 2 common sandpipers, 2 swift, 2 sand martins and plenty of swallows and house martins. The swallows have bred again this year at the res and a couple of juvs were waiting to be fed (above).