A late Spring scuppered the migration with rare migrants few and far between. Hale scored with both a Pectoral and Wood Sandpiper and Burton Mere continues to establish its self as the place to see and be seen. It may take a year or two but my money is on Frodmarsh coming up with the goods and I hope it’s on my watch!
Anyway, Brian Rimmer patrolled the marsh on the last day of May and encountered: Reduced numbers than of recent singing Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff along Lordship Lane and the Weaver Bends made for a very quiet day at Frodsham. Raptors included Buzzard, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. 2 pair of Gadwall on Weaver estuary. Good numbers of Tufted Duck on the Weaver Bend until a sailing boat scared everything off. The farmer at Spring Farm informs me that he has Tree Sparrows on his feeders. I’ll have to keep my eyes and ears open-thought I glimpsed a Collared Dove there.
Image by Heather Wilde.