05.01.13. Birdlog

05.01.13. Birdlog

Frodsham Score again came good with 2 Great White Egret, 7 Little Egret, 7 Bewick’s ¬†and 36 Whooper Swan, 500 Canada Geese and 10 Raven (PO).

05.01.13. Weaver Estuary, Frodsham Marsh. WSM

Weaver Estuary was rather quiet but 10 Little Grebe, 108 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard and 13 Goldeneye were all keeping close to the jetty (WSM).

No 6 tank seemed to hold the birds with 800 Lapwing, 500 Golden Plover and 64 Dunlin were either feeding or roosting, or both. On the duck front 200 Common Teal, 4 pairs Pintail, 7 Wigeon and 30 Tufted Duck.

Upwards of 12 Raven were again on No 5 tank with some birds heading inland to roost.

Additionally, 60 Linnet on No 6 and No 3 tanks.

2 Twite on No 3 tank in very low scrub bush with 8 Goldfinch and 5 Linnet got very clear views of both birds in scope at about 40 metres in good sunlight (Mike Turton).

Observers: Mark Payne, Phil Oddy, WSM.