11.06.15. Birdlog

11.06.15. Birdlog

11.06.15. Green Sandpiper, No.3 tank Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A late start but we wanted to get there as the sun was ready to slip below the Liverpool skyline.

11.06.15. Drake Wigeon, No.6 tank Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The mitigation area on No.3 tank conjured up 4 Black-tailed Godwits that hightailed it out to the Mersey Estuary before I could get the scope on them. A pair of Ringed Plover had two fluffy chicks to care for and with 2 Dunlin nearby and a late or early Green Sandpiper depending on how you look at it bird was feeding on the drying up pools.

11.06.15. Sunset over Liverpool from Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

The secluded pool held a surprise with 3 drake Wigeon which flew out to the main water body when a male Marsh Harrier was quartering reed beds nearby.

No.6 tank had good counts of Common Shelduck with 230 birds, 32 Tufted Duck, a pair of Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 5 Cormorant and a couple of drake Pochard. While the WD Sospan Dau busily dredged the Manchester Ship Canal into the small hours (pictured above)

11.06.15. Sunset over Liverpool from Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

A bat  watch revealed a few Pipistrelle over the horse paddock and a Water Vole was swimming across the ditch by the motorway bridge.

Observers: Emily Traynor, WSM (and images).