24.02.13. Birdlog

24.02.13. Birdlog

Hen Harrier, Frodsham Marsh. Mark Payne

12 Whooper Swan and 20 Black-tailed Godwit in fields west of No 4 tank.

3 Barnacle Goose with Canada’s on No1 tank.

Bearing in mind the marsh and the Mersey Valley is still attracting four birds (2 males, 2 females) of two species of harrier (Marsh & Hen) which have been present over the last few weeks, today saw a female Hen Harrier on the marsh.

The old Kamira woods attracted a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Goldcrest and a small mixed Siskin/Redpoll flock.

An immature Stonechat at the Lum.

Observer: Frank Duff

Image: Mark Payne

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