13.0912. Birdlog

13.0912. Birdlog

Morning Tide: 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Golden Plover on the morning tide at No 6 tank.

Observer: WSM.

Afternoon Watch: 4 Curlew Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk and a mixed flock of 100 Swallow and House Martins.

Observer: Arthur Harrison.

Evening Watch: 300 Teal, eclipse drake Garganey, 20 Shoveler, 9 Wigeon, 5 Pintail. 60 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard and 89 Cormorant. 200 Lapwing and a colour ringed Black-tailed Godwit. A small passage of Meadow Pipits flying south with a peak flock of 25. A juvenile Wheatear was sharing the wet muddy margins with the Lapwings on No 6 tank. Finally a juvenile Sparrowhawk was hunting the pathways along No 5 tank.

Observer: WSM.

Record shot of ‘Pec’ at Hale by WSM.

Away from Frodsham Marsh for a change and with Sparky we called in to Carr Lane, Hale at 5.40 pm looking for the Pectoral Sandpiper. The wader was disturbed from the busy road side and landed on the flooded field by a small island. We watched it feeding in the company of a couple of Ruff, Snipe and a Black-tailed Godwit giving reasonably good views. A Lapwing crucified on the wire fence is I presume a mis-judged fence hop?

Observers: JS, WSM