26.07.12. Birdlog

26.07.12. Birdlog

An evening watch resulted in 2 Little Egret, 100 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 200 Dunlin, 4 juvenile Little Ringed Plover and 9 Whimbrel. .

Upwards of 12 juvenile Common Gulls joined the adults passing through from the south-east. It would be Interesting to know if these were Scottish birds or from further a field? The Black-headed Gull roost featured an extremely small (Little Gull sized) juvenile bird.

A male Marsh Harrier conveniently perched on bushes in front of the observers but distant and in poor light for anything other than record photos. A Hobby sneaked under the birding radar and was picked up in flight chasing the Dunlin flock.

3 Raven over Frodsham Score and 2 Yellow Wagtails on No 6 tank were worthy of mention.

Observers: Paul Crawley, WSM and the ‘Chester Boys’