11.12.13. Birdlog (Counting Up)

11.12.13. Birdlog (Counting Up)
1112.13. Common Buzzard flushing a Reed Bunting, Frodsham Marsh. Stuart Maddocks
A Common Buzzard flushing a Reed Bunting from the track along Lordship Lane.
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11.12.13. Buzzard, Frodsham Marsh. Stuart Maddocks
A fine drive around starting from No. 6 tank then down to the farm and finally arriving at a muddy Ince marshes 3 hours later. My car was covered in splattered mud, but at the end of the day it was well worth it.
11.12.13. Male Stonechat, Frodsham Marsh. Stuart Maddocks
Male Stonechat along Lordship Lane.
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Observations are not in any particular order so included: Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat, Raven, Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Goldeneye, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Great Tit, Curlew, Goldfinch, Greenfinch.
11.12.13. Festive Redwing, Frodsham Marsh. Stuart Maddocks
A festive Redwing settles in a Holly bush to feed.
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Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Snipe, Linnet, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Magpie.
11.12.13. Raven, Frodsham Marsh. Stuart Maddocks
Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Redshank, Robin, House Sparrow, Rook, Shelduck, Skylark, Starling, Collard Dove, Wood Pigeon and Wren.
11.12.13. Stoat, Ince Marshes, Stuart Maddocks.
This Stoat (above) wasn’t the brightest bauble on the Christmas tree when it raided a bird nest and obviously went away empty pawed. Also present were¬†Weasel¬†and of course the ubiquitous Rabbit.
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Observer and images: Stuart Maddocks