14#14 Birdlog

14#14 Birdlog

12.96.14. Pochard (drake), no.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

No great surprise to see both the Lesser Scaup and the Red-necked Grebe again on the marsh for their summer recess in NW Cheshire.

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

Other birds worth noting are 10 Great Crested Grebe, 70 Tufted Duck, 60 Common Shelduck and 2 drake Pochard, a pair of Common Teal both on No.6 tank. The Avocet parents minding their respective chicks. A male Marsh Harrier was frequenting the fields over No.5 tank.

 

Still plenty of opportunity for those who haven’t made the trip or those who want a second or third helping. It might be worth spreading your nets and checking further down the river to the Weaver Bend or even to the Bailey Bridge there are other birds to be found?

14.06.14. Juvenile Pied Wagtail, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley

14.06.14. Large Skipper, Frodsham Marsh. Frank Duff 14.06.14. Speckled Wood Butterfly, Frodsham Marsh. Frank Duff

Observers: Lee Lappin, Paul Crawley (wagtail image) and Frank Duff (Large Skipper and Ringlet Butterfly images).
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Additional images by WSM