5 singing willow warblers in the warm sunshine gave today a real summery feel .The 13 goldeneye were displaying and getting excited. The tufted duck are now down to just 9 and 3 great crested grebes were looking spendid in their plumes.
A reeling gropper was in a tangle of brambles and was accompanied by singing chiffchaff and willow warbler. A pair of great crested grebes were displaying on the Mersey and 3 gadwalls were nearby. 4 buzzards kept the gulls on their toes and the juv glaucous gull was present again.
Lots of peacock butterflies out today and a lovely yellow brimstone fluttered past.