17.10.13. Birdlog

17.10.13. Birdlog

16.10.13. Cormorant, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonWith a warm day fading behind us and a fine evening watch from the banks of No 6 tank. A couple of butterfly species highlighted the warmth of the day with both Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral present.

16.10.13. Ravens, No 5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonWater birds on No 6 tank included 300 Common Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 4 Pintail and 40 Common Shelduck which were typical fare for the marsh of late.

A calling Water Rail from the depth of the reed beds broke the serene quality of the evening.

The Raven exodus saw 10 birds flying out south at dusk while 14 lingered on the fence line on No 5 tank.

16.10.13. No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonThe Cormorant roost on the remaining dead trees at the eastern end of No 6 tank always provide good photographic opportunities. The birds often sit up with outstretched wings silhouetted against the evening light making for fine images.

Observer and images: WSM

52 Golden Plover over No 6 tank. 6 Siskin and Redpoll over GEGB pools.

Observer: Frank Duff