18.01.15. Birdlog

18.01.15. Birdlog

18.01.15. Bewicks Swans, Frodsham Score, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston.

A walk from Holpool Gutter and around No.4 tank this morning. There were good numbers of Common Teal and Moorhen on the ice-free water with 2 Grey Heron and a single Little Egret on the bank . A Green Sandpiper left the gutter then doubled back to land back on the muddy banks. A female Merlin sat on top of the cropped hedge in the adjacent field keeping an eye on the large finch flock also in the field where a party of 15 Mute Swan were gathered.

18.01.15. Mutes Swans, Frodsham Score, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston.

Along the Manchester Ship Canal path overlooking Frodsham Score a flock of mixed swans mostly made up of Whooper but also some Bewicks and Mute Swans with the attendant Greylag Goose and all were close to the canal bank. On the canal itself a raft of 30 Coot and several Teal were joined by a family group of Mute Swan and 6 Little Grebe.

18.01.15. Frodsham Marsh from Helsby Hill. Bill Morton

A flock of 50 plus Stock Dove were feeding on the raised bank of the score as were several Raven and a single Common Buzzard. The ‘Splashing Pool’ held only 4 Coot and a pair of Little Grebe. A Peregrine was seen to chase a wader but was unsuccessful in its attempt to secure a meal.

Observer: Paul Ralston (images 1-2). Image 3 by WSM.

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