24.07.13. Birdlog

Birding Frodsham Marsh (Warts and All)

17.07.13. Lapwing (juvenile), No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh

When you do the whole marsh and see only 3 Magpies its time for a couple of cold beers ! Nonetheless I braved the 29 degrees midday heat and managed to see/hear the usual finches and warblers and a few Reed Bunting, but only two Lapwing, two Raven, one Buzzard, two Greylag Geese, three Pied Wagtail one Kestrel and one Sparrowhawk. Lots of Swallows and many Swift particularly over Frodsham Score.

The large flock of Canada Geese has moved to the other side of the Mersey with several hundred lining the bank on the North side . Adult with young Coot, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck and two creches of Shelduck chicks.

Ciao Guido D’Isidoro.

Birding Frodsham Marsh (A Day of Two Halves)

Nigel and I had an amazing evening on the Marsh tonight. We spotted the male Marsh Harrier looking in the sort of state you’d expect trying to keep up with the toing and froing!
24.07.13. Ruddy Duck pair, Frodsham Marsh. Heather Wilde
50 Shelduck (including 2 big broods of chicks), 25 Cormorant, 50 Tufted Duck, 4 Mute Swan,  single Black-tailed Godwit and Lapwing, 500+ gulls of varying types mostly Black-headed and Lesser Black-backed. The Ruddy Duck pair keeping a low profile away from the main action. 

24.07.13. Ruddy Duck, Frodsham Marsh. Heather Wilde
Plenty of hirundines and Swift about over the marsh and at Lordship Lane were 15 House Sparrows, 25 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Ravens, and a really stunning Linnet (pictured below).
Observers: Nigel and Heather Wilde
24.07.13. Linnet, Frodsham Marsh. Heather Wilde.

1 thought on “24.07.13. Birdlog

  1. hi all,been up on the marsh all evening,saw the usuals plus possible red breasted merganser,any one else seen this?,and what is the dark female duck with twenty young on the weaver bend!


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