05.01.14. Birdlog

05.01.14. Birdlog

04.01.14. Merlin (female), Frodsham Score, Frodsham Marsh
Today’s tide on the river was again high enough to force the Mersey waders to settle on No. 6 tank. With the poor light behind us we settled on the southern banks and watched the birds come in. They included 200 cGrey, 70 Golden and a single Ringed Plover,1000 Lapwing, c100 Knot, c164 Curlew, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and a solitary Sanderling.
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With all these waders it was no surprise that raptors were paying attention so a Merlin and the 1cy Marsh Harrier were nearby.
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Observers: Paul Crawley, Frank Duff