17.08.13. Birdlog

17.08.13. Birdlog

17.08.13. Green Sandpiper, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A Little Egret joined with 310 Common Teal, 43 Tufted Duck, 4 Common Pochard, 170 Common Shelduck (including the hybrid Ruddy X Shelduck) were present on No 6 tank. Also here were 2 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Reeve, 210 Lapwing. A mixed flock of 40 Ringed Plover and Dunlin came in with the evening tide.

17.08.13. Green Sandpiper, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.A juvenile Marsh Harrier hunting over No 4 tank and a male spotted on No 5 tank.

17.08.13. hybrid Shelduck, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonA swirling cauldron of Swifts joined other hirundines above the poplar trees bordering the pot-holed track south side of No 5 tank. Numbering c 500 birds they appeared unperturbed by a juvenile Peregrine joining them as they continued a frenzied feeding session.

3 Raven over Frodsham Score.

Observers: Frank Duff, WSM.