05.04.14. Birdlog

05.04.14. Birdlog

The Weaver Sluices had 6 Great Crested Grebe pushed in my the rising tide and a Black Swan flew in to settle on the Weaver estuary. 05.04.14. Dredger on the MSC off Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A change of tack and a watch from Marsh Farm for a change as the tide slowly rolled in on the river beyond the raised banks of Frodsham Score.

A count in excess of 650 splendidly summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit were feeding on the exposed mud of the river, they joined a similar count of Curlew. The birds were eventually edged closer to the secure green banks of the salt marsh and moved there out of sight of FD and myself. 05.04.14. Marsh Harriers, Marsh Farm. Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The reed bed close to No.1 tank attracted a pair of Marsh Harrier briefly before drifting away. 05.04.14. Ring Ouzel (female), Frodsham Score. Bill Morton

Our patience paid off with a female Ring Ouzel on and under an old wooden fence by the landing jetty across the Manchester Ship Canal opposite the farm. 05.04.14. Ravens, Frodsham Score. Bill Morton

A count of 47 Raven was approaching the big counts of two years ago, they appearedĀ to be having fun, tumbling and sky rolling above the ship canal banks.

A video of the Ring Ouzel here:

https://vimeo.com/91139735

Observers: Frank Duff, WSM (and images).