07.05.15. Birdlog

07.05.15. Birdlog

07.05.15. Curlew Sandpipers and Avocet, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

An Avocet shares No.3 with a couple of summer Curlew Sandpipers.

07.05.15. Little Ringed Plover, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

I set up looking over No.6 tank on the way to the wetland area of No.3 tank and a small bevy of 34 Ringed Plover were joined by 23 summer Dunlin and 3 Little Ringed Plover were busily feeding.

07.05.15. Curlew Sandpipers and Avocet, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

Over on No.3 tank and 4 Avocet were busy doing what they need to do at this time of year while the two summer Curlew Sandpiper continue to favour the area here. 2 Ringed Plover and a calling Whimbrel were notable. A very brief and tantalising ‘Quail’ type call had us both wondering but it never repeated itself during the time we were there.

07.05.15. Curlew Sandpiper, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

A flock of 400 Common Swift were spiraling over the area and were obviously moving through on passage. Also noted reed, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and hirundines.

07.05.15. Weasal, Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

A Weasel was hunting in the fly tipping waste by the ramp.

https://vimeo.com/127305882

Above a video of one of the summer plumaged Curlew Sandpipers.

07.05.15. Sedge Warbler, Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Observers: Frank Duff, WSM (video and images).