Rob Cockbain is having a fine Autumn 2012 across the river at Hale with a recent sighting of Yellow-browed Warbler in the village there. It is highly likely the Hawfinch heading south over the ‘Head’ this morning went over Frodsham Marsh? Unfortunately, it went unseen and unheard and with only one record of each for Frodsham they were tantalizingly close!
Not much to report from the marsh this evening. The usual Golden Plover and Lapwings were roosting on No 6 tank and with the light of the day reducing quickly an early departure was on the cards.
Common Snipe are present in some numbers on No 6 tank. With the thick Michaelmas Daisy clumps and rank vegetation they are well catered for in the cover department. Very occasionally a low flying raptor will flush out a group from cover, which seem to fly off high with some urgency. They then reappear from nowhere to hurtle back again with the same urgency in exactly the same part of cover they left a couple of minute earlier.
Common Snipe, No 6 tank. Image by Paul Crawley.