08.06.14. Birdlog

08.06.14. Birdlog

08.06.14. Lesser Scaup (drake), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

The Lesser Scaup in the evening light from No.6 tank and a summer Red-necked Grebe from the River Weaver.

07.06.14. Red-necked Grebe, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The Red-necked Grebe continues to be found on the River Weaver at Frodsham Marsh and attracts a steady flow of newer observers with the bird being close by for many photographic opportunities. The Whooper Swan was again summering on the Weaver estuary.

A couple of  Marsh Harriers hurried through while 8 Avocet were present on the Shooters’ pools. Later in the day two Avocet were on No.6 tank. Also present near to the pools were pairs each of Grey and Red-legged Partridge’s (presumed set down by local shooting franchise?).

A small gathering of Lapwing on the closely cropped modal aircraft flyers field would be non-breeders.

The Lesser Scaup was reduced to a supporting act but still the rarer bird and was again present until dusk. A male Marsh Harrier flying against a crimson sunset was a fitting end to the day while a Grasshopper Warbler sang along Lordship Lane.

08.06.14. Sunset over Liverpool. Bill Morton

Observers: Tony Broome, Sheila & Geoff Blamire, Phil Oddy, WSM (and images).