26.12.13. Birdlog

26.12.13. Birdlog
21.12.13. Juvenile Whooper Swan, frodsham Score. Bill Morton
Frodsham Score continues to have the monopoly of birds with 18 Whooper Swan wintering off the old magazine landing platform. A 1cy Marsh Harrier and Peregrine put in appearances. Observer: Frank Duff.
25.12.13. Ship Canal, Score and River Mersey. Bill Morton
Paul wrote: I spent a few hours above the ship canal at Marsh Farm where I saw 6 Little Grebe, 13 Tufted duck, 5 Redshank, 5 Mute Swan, 1 Common Sandpiper and a Peregrine on the blue-topped chimney which kept the hundreds of Golden Plover and Lapwings busy along with the Curlews and Starlings.
Resting up on No. 5 tank were the ubiquitous Lapwing and Golden Plover, while Curlew and a single Redshank have small supporting parts. During my watch they all filled the sky when spooked by 3 Buzzard flying in formation. Apart from the usual Shoveler and Common Teal among the gulls there were 3 Pintail and another solitary Redshank on No.6 tank.
The fields on Lordship lane near the pony field had flocks of berry marauding Fieldfare and Redwing.
Observer: Paul Crawley.
I thought I would try something different so a walk from Frodsham Bridge to the Weaver Bend: 3 Mute Swan including a youngster, 50 Mallard, 5 Redshank, 10 Blackbird, 15 Chaffinch, 20 Blue and a single Coal Tit produced a mixed bag of birds.
Observer: Lee Lappin

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