A Brown Hare was sheltering in fields east of No 6 tank.
The female Marsh Harrier was out and about hunting Frodsham Score.
No 6 tank: 3 Redshank, 50 Common Shelduck, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall and 9 Mallard.
Weaver estuary: A pair of Great Crested Grebe in courtship display. 70 Common Shelduck, 67 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler and 10 Mallard. A Grasshopper Warbler was singing from Redwall reedbed. Several hundred Common Swifts were displaying and feeding over the Weaver estuary.
Observers: Paul Crawley, WSM.
After yesterdays posting ‘Don’t Scrimp on the Shrimps’ (which were actually Prawns) I managed to get down to where Guido had seen the shrimps yesterday and fortunately they were not a dumped fishmongers leftover stock (as of last year) but a mating assembly of fresh water Shrimps…So apologies if anyone got enraged (like me) but we all have to keep out eyes open for any suspicious activity when we are out and about and especially on Frodsham Marsh (see the following post by John Gilbody).