14.11.12. Birdlog

14.11.12. Birdlog

No 6 Tank as tide came in:  850 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 55 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 850 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 3 Ringed Plover, 1,550 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Common Snipe.
On Ince Marshes / Frodsham Score at high tide:  1 Great White Egret, 3 Little Egrets, 6 Whooper Swan, 1,700 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 253 Common Shelduck, 16 Oystercatcher, 8 Grey Plover, c5,000 Dunlin, c300 Curlew, 1 Peregrine plus 11 Ravens on the Score embankment.
Elsewhere, 17 Little Grebes and 5 Goldeneye on the Weaver Bend, male Stonechat along the pipes on No1 tank, 300 Redwing and 150 Fieldfare along Brook Furlong Lane.
Merlin at Marsh Farm. Image by Greg Baker.
Video link to this bird by Greg and more of the same on the (Red-eyed) Video category.
Merlin showing well near Marsh Farm.  The deep brown upperparts with an almost chestnut tinge suggest it is a first winter bird rather than a female.
Observer: Greg Baker

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