02.11.14. Birdlog

02.11.14. Birdlog

02.11.14. CEGB pools, Frodsham Marsh,

Frodsham Score was a little quiet with 2 Little Egret, 10 Mute Swan and an immature Peregrine were noted (another probably the adult was perched on the blue-topped chimney). The juvenile Marsh Harrier was over the Lum then later at No.6 tank and 3 Common Buzzard were noted. 800 Lapwing and 1000 Dunlin could be seen distantly over the Mersey. 2000 Starling were gathered to feed on the salt marsh and 17 Jackdaw were present.

 A pair of Bullfinch and 2 Greenfinch with the Redwings along Brook Furlong Lane, 2 Fieldfare by No 6 Tank before flying down to Lordship Marsh and with the 300 Dunlin on the tank were 1 Sanderling, 1 Redshank, 8 Ruff and 16 Mute Swan.

Observers: Alyn Chambers, Sean O’Hara.

5 Meadow Pipit, a Goldcrest (one at No.4 tank), 7 Chaffinch and 10 Redwing along Brook Furlong lane hedgerow. A Skylark was in song and two others flying high to the west, a Grey Wagtail flying north-east over the old birdlog and 1 at No.4 tank.
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A male Stonechat along the track between No.3 and No.6 would have had problems trying to dispatch a late Migrant Hawker flying further along the track above No.6 tank.
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Observer: Tony Broome.
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Small Tortoiseshell and Common Darter were by No.4 tank.
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Observers: Mr & Mrs Paul Yates.
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5 Stonechat along the fence line on No.1 tank have been here on and off for a week now.
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Observer: Alyn Chambers.
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Red Admiral was at No.4 tank. While a pair of Stonechat at the junction of Rakes Lane and Lordship Lane. A female type Marsh Harrier and a spectacular Starling murmuration – of 7000 and could have been 8000 birds, went down in the reeds on the tank.
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Observer: Jean Roberts.

02.11.14. River Weaver, Frodsham Marsh

02.11.14. CEGB pools, Frodsham Marsh.

Walking along the River Weaver shoreline produced a Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler and a fine male Bullfinch.

Observers: Sparky, WSM (and images).

Barn Owl was giving good views hunting over No.5 tank from 4.30 until dark,at one point it was harassed by a Sparrowhawk.

Observer: Mark Wotham