Paul Crawley ‘statuesquely’ photographing the Wheatear along Brook Furlong Lane and pictured at the top of the page. Below, ‘gatekeeper’ and a black & blue Blackbird by WSM.
Two vocal Water Rail from wet corner of No 4 tank and also from No 6 tank.
The male Marsh Harrier on No 6 was mobile ranging far and wide on the marsh but generally quartering the reed beds of this tank and No 4 tank. A Merlin pestering the Marsh Harrier on No 6 tank and then harassing everything else on No 3 tank. Later watched chasing Skylark without success. also noted were 8 Raven.
A couple of Oystercatcher on Frodsham Score were typically noisy, 70 Golden Plover flying high over No 6 were unsettled and agitated. 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Black-tailed Godwit (2 in summer plumage), 2 Redshank and Ruff on No 6 were again noted. Scattered flocks of Curlew on fields south of Lordship Lane included 75,12+ on No 5 , plus 4-6 flying over, a single Whimbrel flew over head from No 5 – No 6 tank.
The usual Raven numbers were wandering around looking out for carcasses to feed on.
24 Wheatear on ploughed field by horse paddock along Brook Furlong Lane, 7 at Marsh Farm, 1 on Frodsham Score , 3 Lordship Lane , 2 on No 6 flushed by Kestrel.
9 White Wagtail on No 6 in dry sandy bit on west side and a Grey Wagtail near Holpool gutter.
Ciao from Guido D’Isidoro, Frank Duff, Arthur Harrison, Paul Crawley, WSM (most sightings courtesy of Guido)