22.07.13. Birdlog

22.07.13. Birdlog

22.07.13. Common Snipe, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

The highlight was a splendid Little Grebe pair with one of the adults having a snooze whilst carrying chicks and a damselfly perched on its back. 21 Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 20 Common Pochard, 121 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall and a male Ruddy Duck.

22.07.13. Snipe, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

163 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed and 6 Common Ringed Plover, a single Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe.

A male Marsh Harrier was again present.

240 Common Swift and 4 Raven on and over the recently mowed No 3 tank and a fly over Yellow Wagtail was noted. Several juvenile Sedge Warbler were active in the reed bed on No 6 tank and occasionally bothering the roosting Snipes there.

If there is a decline in butterfly numbers then Frodsham Marsh is presently having a boom time with Small Tortoiseshell and Gatekeeper being everywhere along the banks of No 6 tank.

Observer and images: WSM.

Additionally Paul Crawley managed to find a Cuckoo on No 4 tank and 2 Yellow Wagtails on Lordship Marsh.