Frodsham Marsh Wind Farm Development (In Pictures)

Wind Farm Development (In Pictures)

20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)

20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (6)20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (7)20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (9)20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (5)20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (8)

20.05.15. New works on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)Work on the track/road construction is suspended during the breeding season on the western section of No.4 tank. Platforms for the wind turbines are being placed and are situated on the eastern sector of No.4 tank.

19.05.15. New track on No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

20.05.15. New track on No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh

20.05.15. New track on No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh.A New track/road is being repaired on No. 5 tank for construction of more wind turbines.

All images: WSM.

22.05.15. Birdlog

22.05.15. Birdlog

22.05.15. Yellow Wagtails, Ince Marsh. Paul Ralston

A short walk along the Manchester Ship Canal from Ince Berth to the dredging berth this morning produced the following: A Fox with a rabbit firmly held in its mouth was in a silage field near the berth. A couple of male and a female Yellow Wagtail were in the field alongside the Holpool Gutter and the first birds I’ve seen since the crop was sprayed last week.

22.05.15. Dunlin and Ringed Plover, Ince Marsh. Paul Ralston

On to the canal banks and a Mallard, Tufted and Gadwall were on the water with many more Common Shelduck out on the salt marsh. There were more grouped together on No.4 tank.

22.05.15. Grey Wagtail, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston

Sedge Warbler were singing in the reeds alongside the tank with several Blackcap in the bank side bushes with Goldfinch and Linnet also seen. A juvenile Robin was on the fence by the dredging berth and a small flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover overhead. Sand Martin numbers were low compared to my last visit and looked to have abandoned their breeding attempt on this side of the canal but were still active on the opposite bank.

22.05.15. Red Fox, Ince Marsh. Paul Ralston

Young Mallard and Moorhen were on the Holpool Gutter as was a Grey Heron. Raven and Common Buzzard were feeding on the abundant lamb carcases out on Frodsham Score. 

Observer and images: Paul Ralston