25.08.12. Birdlog

25.08.12. Birdlog

2 Ruddy Shelduck back on No 6 tank! Also present 2 Golden Plover and a single Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank. Additionally, Frodsham Score had 27 Oystercatchers and an incredible 22 Raven. All the Ravens were play fighting in the air together with a juvenile female Peregrine. A young male Peregrine did not like the rough housing and left shortly after.

Observer: Paul Crawley, Frank Duff, Arthur Harrison, WSM.

Above: Raven sparring with juvenile Peregrine over Frodsham Score.

Below: Ravens part of the record flock over Frodsham Score.

Images by Paul Crawley.

During the high tide 98 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank and a juvenile Turnstone.

Gulls were coming thick and fast on No 6 tank with an adult and juvenile Mediterranean Gull, 2nd cy Yellow-legged Gull, 300 Common and 645 Black-headed Gulls. Over 300 Teal with 3 Shoveler, Gadwall and 2 Great Crested Grebes were signs of migration.

Hirundines were notable with over 400 birds gathered around No 6 tank.

Observers: Frank Duff, Paul Crawley, WSM.