01.07.14. Birdlog

01.07.14. Birdlog

01.07.14. Cattle at the Canal Pools, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston

An early start and morning walk from Ince berth along the Manchester Ship Canal taking in the Canal Pools and around No. 4 and 6 tanks. I managed the following birds: Great Crested Grebe on the MSC at Ince. A light phase Common Buzzard on the dredger berth  made me look twice! There were again several Sedge and Reed Warbler still holding territory in various places.

01.07.14. Mute Swan family at the Canal Pools, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston

A pair of Mute Swan with 3 cygnet on the Canal Pools with several Coot broods and another Great Crested Grebe but this time with a single well-grown young. 2 good size Carp (belly up)  with more feeding close to the surface.  A group of cattle cooling of in the pond.

01.07.14. Grasshopper Warbler, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston

There was an Oystercatcher with 1 well grown chick on the dry pool on No.6 tank. Whitethroat and Blackcap seen and heard along the path with Goldfinch and Linnet in good numbers. Great views of a reeling Grasshopper Warbler along Lordship Lane .

Observer & images: Paul Ralston