24.09.13. Birdlog

24.09.13. Birdlog
24.09.13. Cormorant, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh
The female Ruddy Duck was again hanging out with the 40 strong Tufted Duck flock, 6 female/juvenile/eclipse and a single male Pintail were notable. A single Pochard and 100 Common Teal added to the numbers.

A juvenile female Marsh Harrier wandered in at dusk and began looking for her supper. Several Common Buzzard and Raven were present.

A couple of juvenile Curlew Sandpiper dropped into the eastern edge of No 6 tank late on.
24.09.13. Cormorant, No 6 tank., Frodsham Marsh
Observers: Frank Duff, Mr Childs, WSM (and images).

A short video of a mother Ruddy Duck with two ducklings which perished two days later. http://youtu.be/WpsWyGqMKQU