Another 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
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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).