The large 3rd cal year iceland gull was on the bank this morning with about a 1000 gulls in the roost, which were mainly lesser black backs. A female marsh harrier was seen distantly over the Mersey and the local crows gave it a good mobbing before it then drifted off south towards Moore. Lots of swallows today hawking insects over the canal and pond. A grasshopper warbler was seen briefly and a blackcap was singing with willow warbler, chiffchaff and a single whitethroat.
A whimbrel flew over calling.