20.09.14. Birdlog

20.09.14. Birdlog

20.09.14. Mallard, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The hedgerows bordering Brook Furlong Lane were notable for the mixture of passerines there which included¬†a single Willow Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, several Chiffchaff with a few¬†Blackcap, a ‘tacking’ Reed Warbler, 2 Goldcrest and 10 Robins thrown into the sortie.

Marsh Farm was less productive today with a light passage of mainly Meadow Pipit moving over although more were over Brook Furlong Lane later in the day. A Kingfisher was calling from the ship canal below the farm. Also noted there was a Common Sandpiper.

Further out from Marsh Farm on the Mersey Estuary was a collective flock of 750 Black-tailed Godwit, smaller numbers of Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Golden Plover and a solitary Greenshank. Everything rose into the air when a female Pererine powered through the flocks.

20.09.14. Caterpillar machine driving down Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A caterpillar earth mover crawls along Moorditch Lane with barely an inch to spare either side.

20.09.14. Drake Pochard, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Across the marsh on No.6 tank was a little more stable but it could do with an injection of some new stock. 173 Common Teal, 2 Pintail, drake Pochard, 4 Shoveler and 6 Tufted Duck. 4 Ruff joined 340 Lapwing. Also heard was a Reed Warbler

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Observers: Tony Broome, Frank Duff, WSM (and images).