16.02.15. Birdlog

16.02.15. Birdlog

16.02.15. Starlings and Ryanair, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

16.02.15. Golden Plover, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

An after work visit and a walk around the tracks of No.6 tank. A large gathering of c1000 Lapwing were roosting up on the water margins of the sludge bed with smaller numbers of Golden Plover, 30 Redshank, 100 Common Teal, 12 Shoveler, 24 Common Shelduck, 2 Gadwall and 7 Tufted Duck.

The mitigation area held both Redshank and Common Teal. There were c30 Raven feasting on three dead sheep in the fields. Starlings were gathering in flocks before they streamed out to the east and I guess the large reed beds of Woolston Eyes?

16.02.15. Common Buzzard, lordship Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

16.02.15. Ditch along Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonOut over the reed beds of No.4 tank was the female Marsh Harrier presumably settling down for the night.

Along the Lordship Lane were 3 Common Buzzard including a dark morph bird. A Kingfisher was in the broad ditch at the junction of Moorditch and Lordship Lane.

The winter thrush flock continue to feed on the flooded horse paddock field on Moorditch Lane,

Observers: Sparky, WSM (and images).