28.07.14. Birdlog

28.07.14. Birdlog

28.07.14. Water Rail, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A later than normal visit this evening which lasted until dusk. A Peregrine was sat atop the blue-topped chimney overlooking the Mersey Estuary. On a less lofty note but a little more aerial was a juvenile Marsh Harrier hunting the fields of No.5 tank.

No.6 tank was a little below par but still attracted 14 Common Teal, 12 Common Shelduck and 30 Mallard. The Cormorant roost held 34 Cormorant. Shorebirds gathered in small flocks with 54 Curlew dropping into roost with 2 Little Ringed Plover and 14 Lapwing.

An adult and juvenile Water Rail were skulking in the reedbed margins at the secluded pool on No.6 tank.

28.07.14. Ermine moth, Frodsham Marsh. Emily Traynor

Quite a few moths were out and about at sunset which included an Ermine Moth the first of the year for me.

Observers: Emily Traynor (images 2&3), WSM (and image 1).

28.07.14. Spider and reed,, Frodsham Marsh. Emily Traynor