31.03.14. Birdlog

31.03.14. Birdlog

31.03.14. Shoveler and Teal, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

An after work sortie to No.6 tank without any great expectations and as it turn out I was spot on. A Little Egret flew from below the banks which flew over the far banks to settle on Lordship Marsh beyond. 100 Common Teal along with 12 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler and 67 Common Shelduck were settled on the flooded tank.

Nearby 25 Raven were noted heading off to roost beyond Fox Hill. A pair of Marsh Harrier were noted and apart from a Kestrel and 2 Common Buzzard that was as good as it got. Nevermind, the main action kicks off next month so a south or south-westerly airstream will help bring in the rest of the summer migrants.

Observers: Phil Oddy, WSM (and image)