09.06.12. Birdlog (RND Day 6)

The Ring-necked Duck is still viewable from No 6 tank today. Also present were 2 Avocet, 3 male Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck, 25 Gadwall, 67 Shelduck and 23 Mute Swan. The Black-headed Gull colony attracted 3 (1st summer) Mediterranean Gulls which spent time loafing around preening. Two Peregrines were viewable from both Helsby and the tall I.C.I chimney at Weston Point. A Little Egret tried to avoid detection (if that is possible) by flying low over the southern bank of No 6 tank, A Cuckoo was watched several times. Wader wise the high tide just brought in a handful of Dunlin.

Two of Frodshams regular ‘patchers’ looking a little bashful. Paul Crawley (left) and Arthur Harrison (right).

Pictured below the three (1 st summer) Mediterranean Gulls preening and roosting up in the Black-headed Gull colony on No 6 tank.

All images by WSM.

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