10.03.13. WeBS March Count

10.03.13. WeBS March Count

The Mersey Estuary is one of the best wetlands in Britain for birds. We desperately need birdwatchers to help with the monthly Wetland Bird Survey (duck count). It does involve a long walk. If you are interested in getting involved in Sundays count please send Dermot Smith an email. Contact dermot.smith71@googlemail.com.

The 'short' walk n the WeBS count image by Toni Ray Sherlock

The ‘long walk’ on the WeBS count image by Toni Ray Sherlock

Last month saw another really good count. 3000 Teal, 2000 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Great White Egrets, 15 Little Egret, 17 Whooper Swans, 1000 Redshank, Dunlin performed well and there was at least 37,000 of them, Merlin and 5 Peregrine, 2 Hen & 2 Marsh Harriers

Image from the Mersey Estuary WeBS on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mersey-Estuary-WeBS/216178248450013.

06.03.13. Birdlog

06.03.13. Birdlog

Not really Frodsham Marshes but close enough for me to report at 09.50 a Barn Owl perched on fence post at Gowy Meadows (along M56 at Junction 15 west bound to M53).

Later in the day on my return journey were 4 Whooper Swan in fields alongside M56 (east bound) on Lordship Marsh at 17.00.

Observer: Sparky, WSM