07.02.14. Birdlog

07.02.14. Birdlog

07.02.14. View from Pale Heights looking south-east over Eddisbury Hill Fort, across the Cheshire Plain and beyond to The Pennines. Bill Morton

A view from Pale Heights looking south-east over Eddisbury Hill Fort, across the Cheshire Plain and beyond to The Pennines.

07.02.14. Meadow Pipit, Pale Heights, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton.

An afternoon stroll through Delamere Forest is always worthwhile and there’s usually something to attract our interest not least the excellent views from Pale Heights.

A notable passage of Meadow Pipit moving through there at midday and a small over flying flock of Crossbill which didn’t linger.

An evening walk along the track above No. 6 tank on the marsh at Frodsham was rewarded with 23 Tufted Duck, 24 Shoveler, 11 Common Pochard, 84 Common Teal and 24 Cormorant. A low flying training helicopter was responsible for disturbing the plover flock on the tank with sizable numbers of Lapwing, Golden Plover and Dunlin circling around for a good half hour.

Upwards of 30 Raven on No. 5 tank were again squabbling with 4 Great Black-backed Gulls and with the corvids superior numbers they were holding their own for a change.

Observers; Sparky, WSM (all images).