01.10.14. Birdlog

01.10.14. Birdlog

Buzzard

Out on the same walk this morning with 13 Common Buzzard in field at the Growhow works with large numbers of Pied Wagtail. Single Green Sandpiper on the Holpool Gutter and 80 Lapwing in adjacent field. Frodsham Score was quiet again with a few Curlew, Raven and more Lapwing. Canal Pools held only Common Teal, Coot and 1 Little Grebe. The secluded pool on No.6 tank held Teal, Coot, Moorhen, a single Common Snipe and a male Sparrowhawk flew over during the watch. 2 Ruff  and 4 Dunlin were along the waters edge. The ducks were made up of Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck and Common Shelduck. On to Lordship Lane and Chiffchaff were mixed in with a party of Long-tail Tit and 2 Jays flew overhead.

Not at Frodsham but of interest was a Barn Owl on the Gowy Meadows, Thornton le moor during the late afternoon of 30.09.14.

Observer: Paul Ralston

Image: Heather Wilde