Marsh Birds

As August finally draws to a close a quick look back at the highlights of an impressive month and a look forward. September is traditionally the time to make your visit  more frequent and hopefully bag a scarce wader or a drift migrant from further east?

A video of the Marbled Duck on No 6 tank taken by Pete Hines 28.08.13.

Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris) in Cheshire, UK

27.08.13. Black-necked Brebe (adult), no 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Barry Jacks.The (moulting) adult Black-necked Grebe again from No 6 tank. Just shows what a quality lens can produce with detail.

27.08.13. Ruddy Shelduck with Common Shelduck, Frodsham Marsh. Barry Jacks.Above the resplendent Ruddy Shelduck captured by Barry Jacks again from no 6 tank.

Cattle Egret, Frodsham Marsh. Mark Payne (2)

…and ‘The Bird of the Year’ (so far?) is the Cow Egret taken by Mark Payne.