A Green Sandpiper flew east along Lordship Lane. 3 Goldcrest and a Redwing were in the eastern corner of No.6 tank. A male Stonechat was along Moorditch Lane and another male along Brook Furlong Lane where 2 Chiffchaff were feeding. A skein of 72 Pink-footed Geese flew over heading NW. A cream-crowned Marsh Harrier was hunting along the northern edge of No.4 tank at midday.
Observer: Dan ?
Additional bird information concerns a skein of 43 Pink-footed Geese flying west over Runcorn towards Hale Marsh and the wintering Chiffchaff was vocal with the tit flock.
2 Great White Egret together on the Frodsham Score salt marsh with 11 Little Egret near them. There were 2 Stonechat (male & female) in the reeds at No.4 tank and 2 along Lordship Lane. At least 4 Water Rail calling from the tank where 2 Marsh Harrier appeared at sunset.
Observer: Jean Roberts.
Image by Tony Broome.
To anyone who knows Red Rocks, North Wirral…
We have until 1st December to comment on the management plan created by the CWT following our intervention to prevent any further tree and scrub removal last March. If you would like to add your name to the list of signatories please let me know by the 28th. If you have any comments you would like to add, please let me know and I’ll add them, either in the document or as another appendix.
Please forward this to anyone you know who has experience of or interest in the site.
Our draft response to their plan is available here:
The plan itself is here:
With my notes added to it
The Conservation Enhancement Scheme from Natural England is here
and the agreed minutes to the site meeting with NE and CWT is here