18.05.13. Birdlog

18.05.13. Birdlog

18.05.13. Helsby Hill from No 5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The distinctive profile of Helsby Hill rock face from No 5 tank is said to look like an Indian chief with a headdress.

18.05.13. Helsby Hill from Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

18.05.13. Marsh Harrier and Short-eared Owl, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

A record shot from left to right of Marsh Harrier and Short-eared Owl.

A sparring duel between a male Marsh Harrier and a Short-eared Owl over the Redwall reed bed was entertaining until both birds continued on the hunting quests the skirmish lasted only for a few seconds. Also present here were 2 male and a female Whinchat.

2 male and a female Pochard, 100 Tufted Duck and 320 Common Shelduck was notable. A Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover and Redshank were all on or about the river.

150 Common Swift and 100 Swallow were feeding down by the water due to the low cloud and drizzle.

Observer and images: WSM.

A couple of pairs of Wheatear on No 1 tank were or were not prospecting but they have always shown some interest in the area over the years.

Observer: Paul Crawley.