15.09.12. Birdlog

15.09.12. Birdlog

Frodsham Marsh can be hard work at times and today was no exception!

No 6 tank: 350 Teal. Garganey, 31 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, 43 Tufted Duck, 12 Wigeon and 7 Pintail. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was watched flying along the track on No 5 tank and a Jay was doing likewise on No 3 tank.

Weaver Bend and Causeway: 14 Little and one (juvenile) Great Crested Grebe, 64 Tufted Duck, 14 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper and 300 Lapwing.

Redwall Reedbed: 2 juvenile Whinchat.

Marsh Farm: 3 Wheatear.

I.C.I (blue-topped) Chimney: 2 Peregrines and a Raven perched atop.

Observers: Arthur Harrison, Pete & Richard (from Warrington), WSM

Butterflies were out in force today with Small Tortoiseshell being more evident than in previous years. Red Admiral (my favourite because it displays the colours of the Mighty Reds from Manchester), Comma and Small Whites were also aloft.

All images by WSM