16.03.15. Birdlog

16.03.15. Birdlog

16.03.15. Golden Plovers, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. WSM (2)

16.03.15. Starlings, Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. WSMAn after work trip to Marsh Farm for the Wheatear reported yesterday, but alas, it wasn’t available or had more likely moved on. A flock of 400 Starlings were feeding from the hay bales left out for the calves. The usual Peregrine looked a forlorn figure hunkered up on the blue-topped chimney. Soon the light turned to ambient glow with patches of rain increasing in severity.

16.03.15. Golden Plovers, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. WSM (3)

I shifted position and in the rain watched over No.6 tank: four Mute Swan, 6 Tufted Duck, a solitary drake Pochard, a pair of Pintail and 87 Common Teal were on the water below the banks. A roost of 210 Golden Plover contained at least a quarter in various stages of summer plumage.


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