19.04.13. Birdlog

19.04.13. Birdlog

19.04.13. Wheatear (male), Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley.


19.04.13. Paul photographing the Wheatear, Brook Furlong Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

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.

19.04.13. Wheatear (gatekeeper), Brook furlong Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

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. 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.

19.04.13. Blackbird (male), Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton1+ Blackcap singing along Brook Furlong Lane, 3 Willow Warblers singing, 1 Sedge Warbler singing from viewing area of No 6 and singing Whitethroat by the ramp to No 6 tank.

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)