29.01.14. Birdlog

29.01.14. Birdlog

29.01.14. Rams & Whooper Swans, Rake Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Staurt Maddocks.....

I grabbed a quick opportune hour today via Ince and ventured onto a bitterly cold squally grey marsh. I also managed to steer my nervous ‘Chugabug’ van along the muddy Rack Lane at the back of the Growhow plant. There were 6 Little Egret by the Growhow berth alongside the Manchester Ship Canal and then my cockles were warmed despite the bone chilling easterly as I came across a bevy of 17 Mute and 4 Whooper Swan.

 29.01.14. Whooper and Mute Swans, Rake Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Staurt Maddocks.....
The other highlights were a good flock of Curlew by the Pig Farm at the start of Marsh Lane and a stud of young rams flexing their neck muscles alongside the swans in the field mentioned earlier.
 29.01.14. More Rams, Rake Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Staurt Maddocks.....
I was glad to get back home for once if only to get out of that bitterly easterly blast, brrr!
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Observer and images: Stuart Maddocks