04.09.13. Birdlog

04.09.13. Birdlog

A Note from Guido

Went to see the Stilt Sandpiper at Sandbach and it reminded me of the lastone I saw in Frodsham was it 29 years ago? You probably were not born then . (I was but in the first flush of youth! WSM) Also had a dozen Snipe and 3 Green Sandpipers . I then headed for Frodsham 14:00 to 16:00 today. Temperature at Marsh farm 30 degrees. 
Peregrine over the Score then saw one again, probably the same bird, on the blue tower. A juvenile Marsh Harrier slowly quartered the reeds on No 6 and then headed at great speed towards No 3. 3 Curlew Sandpipers mixed-in with Lapwings and the Black-necked Grebe also on No 6. 3 Raven over the Score. 
A couple of hundred Dunlins on the Mersey at low tide with a few Curlews and again good number of Shelducks all which were absent from No 6.



31.08.13.  Curlew Sandpipers, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh

The Black-necked Grebe was ‘phalaroping’ in feeding style on No 6 tank where 400 Common Teal and the usual concentration of Tufted Duck were hanging out. Wader wise 21 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin and 70 Lapwing.

A female Peregrine looked impressive sat on the blue-topped chimney and a juvenile Hobby panicked the sandpipers briefly as it torpedoed over Frodsham town centre.

Observers: Frank Duff, WSM.