29.05.14. Birdlog

29.05.14. Birdlog

27.05.14. Lesser Scaup, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Allan Conlin red n grebe 3 copy

29.05.14. Red-legged Partridge, frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

An evening visit and the eastern corner of No.6 tank beckoned with a clear out of Tufted Duck leaving 10 scattered birds. The Lesser Scaup didn’t seemed bothered and chose to feed alone.

A male Marsh Harrier flew from No.5 tank and wandered ghostlike over No.6 tank’s reedbeds. 23 Raven were spilling out of the marsh and heading south over the hills.

The track from the corner of No.1 tank out to the Weaver Causeway is rapidly turning into a mud bath with many birders paying respects to the in situ summer Red-necked Grebe. 4 Great Crested Grebe and 37 Tufted Duck joined it on the water. Nearby the Avocet chick was again about. A Red-legged Partridge was walking infront of my car along Half Furlong Lane.

Observers: Mike Buckley, Gary Chidlow, Chester Birders, WSM (RLP image). Additional images by Allan Conlin.

A link to Mike’s blog with additional RNG images. http://mikebuckleybirding.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/frodsham-marsh-thursday-29th-march-2014.html?m=1