25.05.15. Birdlog

25.05.15. Birdlog

25.05.15. Cuckoo, Redwall reed bed, Frodsham Marsh. Craig Hibbert

25.05.15. Grey Partridge, Shooters' Pools, frodsham Marsh. Alyn Chambers (1)

A Little Egret and a Little Ringed Plover were with 450 Black-tailed Godwit at the Weaver Bend and a Grey Partridge was around the Shooters’ Pools.
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A further 150 Black-tailed Godwit were on the Weaver estuary and a Cuckoo was in Redwall reedbed before being chased off towards the Weston Marsh lagoon. Over 300 Common Swift and 20 House Martin were over the Weaver Bend and a couple of Great Black-backed Gulls were feasting on a bloated sheep carcass.
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A female Marsh Harrier was hunting by Marsh farm and a Whimbrel flew down to the Mersey estuary, joining 2 Avocet and another 150 Black-tailed Godwit.
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Over on No.3 tank 3 Little Ringed Plover kept a close eye on the wanderings of a male Marsh Harrier
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A Wheatear was on the track between No.6 and No.4 tank and a Whinchat was by the model flying club field along Lordship Lane.
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Video of male Cuckoo: https://vimeo.com/128764845 (WSM).

Observers: Alyn Chambers (image 2), Frank Duff.

Image 1: Craig Hibbert.

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