25.08.13. Birdlog

25.08.13. Birdlog

25.08.13. Black-necked Grebe, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh...The adult and juvenile Black-necked Grebe continued to settle in with the 84 Tufted Duck on the eastern margins of No 6 tank. 500 Common Teal and the elusive Marbled Duck also found sanctuary here. 

25.08.13. Black-necked Grebe, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh.A Little Egret was noted on Frodsham Score.

The wader roost at high tide was a little unnerving for the Dunlin flocks with a marauding Peregrine Falcon not giving them the opportunity to settle for any length of time. When the birds eventually roosted up 2 adult and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and juvenile and adult Little Stint, 3 Little Ringed and 200 Ringed Plover were noted.

Nearby a male Marsh Harrier was sailing over No 4 tank.

The evening flight of Raven from Frodsham Score out toward Frodsham/Helsby Hills and beyond was underway by 6.00 pm with small parties seen leaving the marsh. Residents included six birds in flight over Fox Hill.

Observers: Frank Duff, Ian Evans, Paul Brewster, WSM (and images).