02.03.14. Birdlog

02.03.14. Birdlog

01.03.14. Frodsham Score and Black-tailed Godwits. Bill Morton

Observation from 7.00 am till 11 30 am: A Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard  in the old wood alongside the Growhow Works.

01.03.14. Whooper Swans and a single Mute Swan, Holpool Gutter, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonThe  5 Whooper Swan were again associating with 26 Mute’s in fields alongside the Holpool Gutter.

A Great White Egret left the score long before the tide was rising and dropped in somewhere along the gutter? 13 Gadwall, a single Great Crested Grebe and a Greylag x Canada Goose on ship canal.

01.03.14. Waders on Frodsham Score. Bill MortonA pair of Oystercatcher were holding territories on canal bank. With the tide beginning to turn and large flocks of Dunlin and smaller numbers of Black-tailed Godwit flew overhead towards No.6 tank. When I eventually got round to six it was holding good numbers of Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Common Teal and Shelduck.

The Lapwing flock were being harassed by a conspiracy of Ravens but a Merlin couldn’t be bothered by collective nouns after failing to catch a Meadow Pipit it was hunting.

Observer: Paul Ralston.

No.6 tank saw 500 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Grey Plover and 1500 Dunlin roosting up during high tide.

Observer: Frank Duff