11.05.14. Birdlog

11.05.14. Birdlog

11.05.14. Peregrine on the blue-topped Chimney, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

An evening watch overlooking the river from Marsh Farm was rewarded with 1,100 Black-tailed Godwit feeding on the mudflats before the advancing tide.

An Avocet was a welcome surprise there with the 300 Common Shelduck and Mallard.

Towering over all this was a male Peregrine perched on the blue-topped chimney and no doubt selecting something from the avian smorgasbord below. The farm was still attracting Wheatear with 5 birds sheltering from both the stiff breeze and frequent rain. Across the tank and an additional 6 were along the pipes on No.1.

11.05.14. Fox cub, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Three Fox cubs enjoyed a respite from the rain showers earlier but stopped play fighting when mother returned with a Rabbit. Another Rabbit on the Half Furlong Lane was marginally more active with the signs of advanced myxomatosis.

11.05.14. Rabbit with mixie, Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Another flock of Black-tailed Godwit numbered 50 on No.6 tank. While across the marsh, 3 Avocet, Oystercatcher and Black-headed Gulls were on the ‘Shooters pools’.

Observers: Frank Duff, WSM (and images).