17.05.14. Birdlog

17.05.14. Birdlog

17.05.14. Black-tailed Godwit flock, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley

17.05.14. Black-tailed Godwit flock, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley

On the warmest day of the year high tide brought in 700 Black-tailed Godwit, a (very confused) male Ruff looking like a short-legged godwit was observed defending an abandoned Coot egg? 2 Little Ringed Plover and a drake Garganey which always adds an exotic touch to the proceedings, all were on No.6 tank.

17.06.14. Avocet, Frodsham. John GilbodyIn the afternoon a Water Rail was feeding out in the open and the male Marsh Harrier was spooking the waders off the ‘Shooters pools’, where 3 Little Egret dropped in.

Earlier in the day there was no sign of the Avocet chicks but two very animated adults would suggest that they were being led the short distance to the river and relatively safer conditions away from the gulls and crows?

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Ruff Video by Paul Crawley. https://vimeo.com/95633701

Observers Paul Crawley (and upper images), Frank Duff, John Gilbody (and lower image).

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