06.08.13. Birdlog

06.08.13. Birdlog

06.08.13. Cuckoo, No 3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston... copy

Morning period:

2 juvenile Black-necked Grebe still present on No 6 tank and  Water Rail calling, Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover on No 6 tank.

3 Red-legged Partridge on No 3 tank presumably set down by shooters?

Juvenile and male Marsh harrier, 2 Yellow Wagtail flying north over no 5 tank,

Warblers still present include Sedge, Reed, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Willow

Observer: Frank Duff.

06.08.13. Cuckoo, No 3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston

Evening period:

The two Black-necked Grebe were splendid in the amber glow of the evening light along with 130 Common Teal and 2 Pintail were new in. 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (one colour-ringed Red over Orange/Yellow on left leg), c500 Curlew and 2 Whimbrel coming into roost.

The Common Gull roost eventually held 430 with 4 juvenile birds.

A juvenile Cuckoo was again showing along the northern track between No 3 and No 6 tank

Observer: WSM.

Images: Paul Ralston.