Paul’s early morning walk saw the sunrise over Fox Hill and from the Holpool Gutter to Marsh Farm he saw good numbers of Linnet and Goldfinch in the area. Grey Wagtail, Stonechat and juvenile Marsh Harrier was also along the Holpool Gutter. Also 4 Little Egret were on the score.
Observer (and image 2): Paul Ralston.
A thorough vismig count from the farm included 2 (south) Redwing, 25 Chaffinch not going anywhere really over No.4 tank. Wood Pigeon was the most
dominant migrant with waves of birds passing over including: 7930 ESE, 140 SW, 80 NW, 14 (SE). Skylark, 8 (SE) Meadow Pipit.
Other notable species: 6 Raven, 6 (east) Stock Dove and 2 Goldcrest on No4. The Ring-necked Parakeet (came in very high from the east above the Wood Pigeons, with Bulbuls and Spiderhunters…must be wild?).
Frodsham Score had 1 Little Egret, 12 Golden Plover, 500 Lapwing and 30 Reed Bunting some from river perched in bushes with none going overhead. A Grey Wagtail was on the Manchester Ship Canal banks, but of considerable interest was a calling Rock Pipit and quite a rare birds in recent years.
Observer (and images 1,3 & 4): Tony Broome.
An additional vismig from Marsh Farm resulted in 400 Jackdaw heading south, 2 Greenfinch and a Redpoll over the Farm.
Observer: Frank Duff.