20.07.14. Birdlog

20.07.14. Birdlog

19.07.14. Great Crested Grebe, Weaver Estuary, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonTwo months and counting for the Red-necked Grebe and now sharing the river off Redwall Reedbed with a family of Great Crested Grebe. Sometimes the adults take umbrage to the red-neck and bully it down river but generally they tolerate it. 19.07.14. Weaver Estuary, Frodsham Marsh

The Weaver Estuary looking west towards the sluice gates. 19.07.14. Weaver Estuary, Frodsham Marsh.

The Weaver estuary looking east towards the Weaver causeway and the ‘Bend’ beyond.

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Single Yellow Wagtails were over No.4 & 6 tanks. While 6 Raven on Frodsham Score and 2 Buzzard were over  No.3 tank.
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DSC08780Butterflies are a big feature during this month and many were on the wing including: 50 Peacock, 100 Gatekeeper, 20 Green-veined White, 50 Meadow Brown. 40 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Red Admiral, 50 Small Skipper and 10 Comma were all noted.
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Observer: Tony Broome (images 4 & 5). WSM (images 1,2 & 3)