Breeding in full swing at Spring Farm where family parties of Blue Tit and Wren were present, A Great Tit taking food to a nest hole, juvenile Swallow perched on the barn roof At least 10 singing House Sparrows by probable nest sites and I finally saw a pair of Collared Dove which may be a Marsh tick (will have to check my old records). Down the road at Hill View Farm a family party of Pied Wagtails fed, a single Raven soared overhead and a large 300 flock of corvids, mainly Rooks, fed on freshly cut grass-the farmer here informs me Two Little Grebe Pumping station pool with eight Tufted Duck. On the fishing pools one Great Crested Grebe and a Yellow Wagtail. Plenty of Sand Martin along the north side of No 4 tank with a single singing Willow Warbler near the corner and a pair of Gadwall and Stock Dove west side of No 4 tank.
Observer: Brian Rimmer.
Lomesome Elder on Frodsham Score
An evening watch on the Weaver Bend saw 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 male Pochard, 20 Gadwall, 120 Tufted Duck and 98 Common Shelduck. A solitary Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Oystercatcher and a Ringed Plover.
No 6 tank was rather quiet with 8 Cormorant coming into roost, 2 male Common Teal, 10 Common Shelduck and several hundred Swifts over.
Images: Paul Crawley & WSM.