29.0912. Birdlog

29.0912. Birdlog

500 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler and 4 Pintail. 250 Golden Plover, 5 Grey Plover, 300+ Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 3 Sanderling, a single Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Redshank and 3 Ruff on No 6 tank (high tide).

A Marsh Harrier and Sparrowhawk added to the stats.

Lordship Marsh (flooded) looking south-east, Image by WSM.

Again high numbers of Common and Black-headed Gulls (600 and 450 of each) were present on Lordship Marsh with birds this time treading water to rise up larve/worms on the flooded fields. Occasionally, one would find a vole and then all hell was let loose with almost the entire flocks squabbling over the dainty morsel.

Observer: Frank Duff, Peter & Richard Nicholls, WSM.

James Walsh had an Egyptian Goose at Weaste flying west along the Manchester Ship Canal. It’s still got a way to go before it reaches Frodsham but worthy of note nonetheless.