04.03.15. Birdlog

04.03.15. Birdlog

04.03.15. Magpies and dead sheep, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (10)

An after work walk in bright sunshine and with a chill wind I walked along the track above No.6 tank with the evening light illuminating the ducks below on the water.

04.03.15. Shoveler (male), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (18)

9 Shoveler, 23 Common Shelduck, a pair of Tufted Duck, 156 Common Teal and small numbers of Mallard. 130 Lapwing were roosting up and a small flock of Redshank were joined by just a single Black-tailed Godwit.

There were plenty of Raven about to feast on the available sheep carcasses on No.5 tank and even the Magpies helped themselves to a rack of lamb.

The Whooper Swan herd could be seen in fields by the model aircraft field just east of Hill View Farm this evening.

Observer and images: WSM.