13.06.14. Birdlog

13.06.14. Birdlog

12.06.14. Lesser Scaup, no.6 tank, frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Friday the 13th wasn’t the shocker you would have expected so, both the Red-necked Grebe and the Lesser Scaup continue their stays into a third week. The Scaup is now beginning to shows signs of moult and I guess he’ll be present on the marsh throughout the summer.

12.06.14. Red-necked Grebe, River Weaver, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Additional birds noted included a Common Sandpiper, Avocet chicks (3), a single Little Ringed Plover on or by the River Weaver and 8 Raven on No.5 tank.

Observers: Chris Done, Sparky, WSM (and upper images).

Red-necked Grebe, Manchester Ship Canal/Marsh farm, Frodsham Marsh.1997. Gary Bellingham.

Just to celebrate the grebe’s 3 week stay, I have included Gary Bellingham’s photo of the 1997 summer plumage RNG which frequented the Manchester Ship Canal below Marsh Farm.