01.06.15. Birdlog

01.06.15. Birdlog

Cuckoo (male), Frodsham Marsh. May 2014. Paul Scoullar

Normal service is resumed after the soap opera of the weekend and Paul made his routine walk taking in a walk along Brook Furlong Land this morning and then along the River Weaver.

A family party of Magpie were nest hunting along the hedgerows and the young of several species were noted. A Cuckoo was sat on the gate next to the stile and left to sit in a nearby tree where it was joined by another Cuckoo which took exception to a passing Carrion Crow and chased it over the field.

On the Weaver estuary the Black Swan sat amongst the Mute Swans and  a couple of hundred Black-tailed Godwit with Oystercatcher and Ringed Plover all rose when a Common Buzzard flew over. Swallow, House and Sand Martins sat on the same perch with many Swift hawking overhead. Raven and Great-black Gull fed side by side on a bloated cow carcase while several Jackdaw sat waiting their turn.

Observer: Paul Ralston.

Image by Paul Scoullar.