27.08.14. Birdlog

27.08.14. Birdlog

27.08.14. Little Stints, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. John Rayner

No 6 Tank (either side of the high tide):  250 Lapwing, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 2 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 31 Ringed Plover, 750 Dunlin, a Turnstone and 2 Redshank. 250 (mostly) juvenile Common Shelduck

At just after 11.00 a juvenile Hobby flushed the waders and the proceeded to pursue a lone Dunlin for about 30 seconds before eventually giving up and drifting off to the west.
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Weaver Bend:  1 Spotted Redshank, 282 Common Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Knot, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper (at the Lum) and 1 Common Sandpiper. Also 6 Little Grebes, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 124 Tufted Duck and 2 Pochard.
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A watch over Frodsham Score from Marsh Farm included 625 Shelduck (in view), 1 Yellow Wagtail west over the farm and a flock of c70 Goldfinch.

Observers: Greg Baker, John Rayner (and image), Sean O’Hara.

Later, Sean watched over No.6 tank from 4.30 pm and noted a solitary Little Stint, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank and a couple of Redshank. Across the marsh by the Weaver Bend at 7.00 pm: 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 32 Redshank, 3 Ruff and 2 Common Sandpiper.

N.B. I’m keeping a tab on singing Willow Warblers so another three birds sub-singing again on Runcorn Hill this morning (WSM).