01.05.15. Birdlog

01.05.15. Birdlog

01.05.15. 2 male 1 female Garganey, Gowy Meadows. Paul Ralston

Out on the margins of the M56 lays the Gowy Meadows and yesterday Paul came across a drake Garganey there but today he went two better with an additional drake and a female this afternoon.

Observer and image 2: Paul Ralston.

01.05.15. Sky over No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh

Towards dusk we stopped off at the mitigation area that is No.3 tank. The wind shifted direction from yesterday but still had a cold icy bite to it. Finding what shelter there is here we could only manage the Avocet from yesterday, 6 Gadwall and 4 Common Teal were also present.

No.6 tank was equally sparse with a handful of Tufted Duck and 65 Common Shelduck. 34 Raven were out on Frodsham Score and the male Peregrine settled on the blue-topped chimney at dusk after several attempts at landing there. A Swift was over Weston Point and numerous Swallow and Sand Martin were over the Weaver Sluice Gates.

Observers: Sparky, WSM (image 2)