Yesterday 28 Avocets were busily feeding on Polly's Pool while volunteers and the warden made the islands at Sandgrounder's and Rainford's Lagoon into suitable Avocet nesting sites. If previous years are anything to go by this will be the best place in the UK to watch breeding Avocets close to.
Rimmer's Marsh was buzzing with life. There was a flock of 39 Avocets together outside Nel's Hide. Also, about 1000 Black-tailed Godwits, 380 Golden Plover and numerous Ruff.
There were 2000 Wigeon, 700 Teal, 35 Gadwall, 110 Shoveler, 28 Tufted Ducks, 85 Pintail along with 2 Little Grebes, a squealing Water Rail, numerous Coot, Moorhen and five species of gull.
A Great Black-backed Gull was seen to knock down a wigeon and proceed to eat it whilst still alive!
Elsewhere on Crossen's Outer Marsh a lone Sand Martin seen also a Short-eared Owl, a Merlin, 2 Little Egrets & 3900 Pink-footed Geese filled some space.