07.10.14. Birdlog

07.10.14. Birdlog

07.10.14. Black-tailed Godwit, No.6 tank, frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

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The weather this morning and beyond to the noon high tide on the river was a lot of grey, wet and miserable but despite all of this it didn’t deter the birds coming on to No.6 tank.

700 Dunlin amassed in a tight flock close to the edge of the water on the flooded east end of the tank. After careful scrutiny a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper eventually showed its self and fed with Dunlin and 6 Ruff. 3 Black-tailed Godwit dropped in briefly while a couple of Greenshank remained throughout the watching period. Also noted was a single Golden and a small group of Ringed Plover.

Ducks are ever present on the tank so 2 Pintail, 120 Common Teal and 12 Tufted Duck were to be expected here.

A Chiffchaff joined a small band of Goldcrest along the hedges of No.5 tank. 2 Swallow rounded off the watch.

Observers: South East Cheshire Ornithological Society field trip, Sparky and WSM (and images).

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