29.03.13. Birdlog

29.03.13. Birdlog

28.03.13. No 6 tank looking south-east to Overton Hill (Frodsham hill). Stuart Maddocks.No 6 tank looking south-east to Overton Hill (Frodsham Hill) and prime harrier hunting country. Image by Stuart Maddocks.

 A Hen Harrier joined the Marsh Harrier (males) over No 6 tank and Chiffchaff noted.

Observer: Frank Duff.

AM period: No 6 tank: Water Rail calling, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Ruff  Plenty of Curlews and Lapwings but not a single Golden Plover. One Oystercatcher flying over the Weaver Bend. 

PM Period: 3 Avocet briefly on No 6 and then saw them again later from the farm feeding on the tide’s edge on the estuary. The male Marsh Harrier reappeared on the tank.

Distant view of flying Goosander/Merganser from the same spot. A scattering of 100 + Canada Goose in fields and the Score.

50 Fieldfares on both sides of the track to the Marsh Farm. Only 3 Ravens noted.

Stoat ran across the track by the horse paddock.

10+ Pied Wagtails on north end No 6 tank, 20+ Reed Buntings along Lordship Lane by the model aircraft field. Also total of 80 + Linnets in various locations. 

Ciao from Guido D’Isidoro.

A Woodcock over No 5 tank at 4.30 pm was the first sighting for a while.

Observer: Arthur Harrison.

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