12.10.14. Birdlog

12.10.14. Birdlog

12.10.14. Misty Weaver estuary, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome.

12.10.14. Misty estuary, Frodsham Marsh. Tony BroomeAnother early start with the River Weaver shrouded in fog adding a mystic feel to the morning.

Out on the Mersey estuary an Avocet was feeding with Common Shelduck(FD).

2 Great White Egret were again on Frodsham Score (David Bedford).

At a location on the eastern side of the marsh a Cetti’s Warbler was actively calling.

Observer: Frank Duff

12.10.14. Stonechat (male), Lordship Lane, rodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

40 Linnet, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 25 Reed Bunting were at the I.C.I tank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Sparrowhawk over the (old log) south-east corner of No.1 tank. The juvenile Marsh Harrier appeared over Redwall reedbed, 20 Skylark in a rough field behind ‘the Lum’.

12.10.14. Stonechat (female), Lordship Lane, frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome.

2 Stonechat (1m,1f) around track at entrance to flying field and 30 Skylark in a stubble field off Lordship Lane (another 2 were on No.4 tank (DB). Over on No.6 tank 15 Reed Bunting were along the banks.
2 Wheatear on the banks off Frodsham Score opposite the north-east corner of No.4 tank.
Tony broome.
Other notable exceptions to the avian kind included: 4 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoishell, and 2 Comma, 4 Migrant Hawker and a Common Darter.

Observer and 1-5 images: Tony Broome.


12.10.14. Mute Swans, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A flock of 58 Skylark were obviously migrating over the marsh at dusk so it may be worth vismiging in the evenings. I think I may try this again over the next week.

12.10.14. Kingfisher, No.6 tank, frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Also at dusk No.6 tank held 175 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 3 Pintail and 87 Common Teal. 11 Ruff, 34 Lapwing and a male Kingfisher were noted.

Observer: Sparky, WSM (and images 6-7).

Snap Shots

A few images taken yesterday from Frodsham Marsh.

11.10.14. Gun turret, Frodsham Score, Frrodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A rare example of a WW2 gun turret aka ‘the plant pot’ on Frodsham Score in the morning sunshine. Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Gun turret, Frodsham Score, Frrodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The plant pot with a Marsh Harrier emerging from the river behind. Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Marsh Harrier and Ravens, Frodsham Score, Frrodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A couple of Raven watch the harrier exiting stage right. Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

A lone tree in a stark landscape  with the Mersey estuary beyond. Image by Tony Broome.

11.10.14. Hale lighthouse from No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Sunshine illuminating Hale lighthouse at sunrise.Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Common Buzzard, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Pale phase Common Buzzard on Frodsham Score. Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Common Buzzard, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Same bird as above. Image by WSM.

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pumping Station, Frodsham Marsh. Bill morton

A migrant Great Spotted Woodpecker at the Pumping Station. Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Cowsl, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Cows with a crown of burdock burs (sticky bobs). Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Grey Plovers, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Grey Plover resting the tide out on No.6 tank. Image by WSM.

11.10.14. Royal Iris cruise, Manchester Ship Canal, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

The Royal Iris cruise through Frodsham Marsh and past Marsh Farm on the Manchester Ship Canal. Image by Tony Broome.

11.10.14. Rainbow over Runcorn from Marsh Farm, Manchester Ship Canal, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

Rainbow over Weston Village from Marsh Farm. Image by Tony Broome.

11.10.14. Clouds over Runcorn, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

Big cloud probably from the ‘cloud factory’ at Fiddlers Ferry Power Station behind Runcorn Hill.. Image by Tony Broome.

11.10.14. Sky clouds, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

Cloud trident over Frodsham Marsh. Image by Tony Broome.

11.10.14. Pot-holed track by No.3 tank., Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

Pot-holed track on Frodsham Marsh. Image by Tony Broome.