10.04.13. Birdlog

10.04.13. Birdlog

10.04.13. Marsh Harrier over No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley

The male Marsh Harrier over No 6 tank and a Swallow over No 5 and No 1 tank.

Observer and image: Paul Crawley

2 Avocet and a single Ruff on the pools. At least 6 Sand Martin and best of all my first Swallow of the summer!

10.04.13. Raven Vs Marsh Harrier, Frodsham Marsh. Heather Wilde

Good views of a (ringtail) Hen Harrier which eventually dropped into the reed bed and the male Marsh Harrier reappeared. Then just as I was packing up to leave at 6.30 pm a superb male Hen Harrier came really close quartering the reed bed…Yes! I had packed my camera away by then.

Observer: Sean O’Hara.

Raven mobbing Marsh Harrier over No 6 tank was captured by Heather Wilde.

Short Eared Owl (2) copyShort Eared Owl copy

Similar set of observations to the above except we had a Short-eared Owl along Lordship Lane.

No 6 tank: 100 Common Shelduck, 30 Gadwall and 2 Mute Swan.

Pumping pool: 6 Tufted Duck

Observers and images: Heather and Nigel Wilde

Chiffchaffs outside my house this morning so the big push north has begun. Colin Butler had a few singing at Wigg Island, Runcorn this evening plus a Woodcock by the tower hide there.