27.07.12. Birdlog

27.07.12. Birdlog.

Mega Alert!

A Green Woodpecker was observed in flight by the railway bridge arches at Frodsham Swing Bridge and with only a handful of records a much sought after marsh tick!

A female Peregrine (possibly sub-adult)  on the Weaver Bend just after making a kill.

2 Common Sandpiper, 19 Redshank.

Further round the Weaver Bend were 4 families of Tufted Duck with 22 ducklings between them.and a Grasshopper Warbler ‘reeling’.

Dragonflies and Butterflies:  Common Blue Damselfly and Emperor Dragonfly. There were hundreds of butterflies including Gatekeepers, Large and Small Whites, Meadow Browns and Small Skippers.
Observer: Paul Crawley.
At the evening watch 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Avocet, 200 Dunlin and 200 Black-tailed Godwit.
Observer: Ian Igglesden.

Images by Paul Crawley.

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