05.05.13. Birdlog

05.05.13. Birdlog

05.05.13. Meadow Pipit, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley.

A rather quiet day on the marsh with not a lot to report. Well, Whimbrels on Lordship Marsh and No 6 tank were the best of a bad bunch. A solitary Black-tailed Godwit and a pair of Gadwall also on six was rather poor fare for the time put in. Never mind the Weaver estuary still attracted 148 Tufted Duck, 100 Common Shelduck and 4 Common Sandpiper. A Jay was at the horse paddock field.

Observers: Arthur Harrison, Paul Crawley, WSM.

05.05.13. Carr Lane, Hale. Bill Morton.

Evening sunlight illuminating the flooded field at Carr Lane, Hale where the Pectoral Sandpiper resided today. Single Common Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Ringed Plover and 12 Dunlin were the only waders viewable when I got there late on. A nice tidy site to watch over with the backdrop of Ineos Chlor at Weston Point dominating the skyline across the river.