06.06.15. Birdlog

06.06.15. Birdlog

06.06.15. 1st summer Little Gull and Swifts, Weaver estuary, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (9)

The 1st summer (2nd cy) Little Gull was again on the River Weaver by the ‘bend’ and moving up to the estuary some time later.

06.06.15. Partial luecistic Black-headed Gull and Swifts, Weaver estuary, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A partial luecistic Black-headed Gull joined the regulars also along the river.

06.06.15. Black Swan, Weaver estuary, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

The Black Swan was noted and the usual amount of Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe and Common Shelduck were present. 300 Common Swift were hawking low over the estuary and no amount of eye straining could pick a paler rumped bird out but it was good to hear the first hand account from the Scotsman himself regaling his story.

06.06.15. Black-headed and Black-tailed Godwits, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (5)

Bar-tailed Godwit copyNo.6 tank is beginning to show promise with the continued pumping of sludge onto the tank here. 254 Black-tailed Godwit were joined by a similar number of 1st summer (2nd cy) Back-headed Gull. A Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Ringed Plover came in on the high tide and a further 6 Ringed Plover were on the mitigation area.

The Cuckoo was spotted briefly along Brook Furlong Lane while a Peregrine sat on top of the blue chimney at Weston Point.

Observers: Greg Baker, Mike Ball, Alyn Chambers (image 5), Frank Duff, Ken Dummigan, Mark Garner, WSM (and images 1 – 4).