16.06.15. Birdlog

16.06.15. Birdlog

16.06.15. Barnacle Goose, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The flooded sludge tank of No.6 was again alive with ducks which included 120 Common Shelduck, 7 drake Pochard, 2 drake Common Teal, 120 Tufted Duck, 30 Gadwall and 40 Mallard. A Grey Heron was stalking the shallows while on the drier ground and with the Canada Geese was our old friend the Barnacle Goose with his mate (Princess Fiona). Also present was a pair of Little Ringed Plover. Three Little Egret flew over and continued disappearing out over towards Ince Marsh and the female Marsh Harrier was very active over the area.

16.06.15. Little Egrets, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

16.06.15. Black-tailed Godwits and Ruff, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonThe mitigation on No.3 tank attracted 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover and the fine male Ruff from previous days.

16.06.15. Reed Warbler, No.63 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A couple of Peregrines kept everything else on their toes with some fine aerial acrobatics above the area. A Green Sandpiper was flushed out of hiding and flew out over No.5 tank.

16.06.15. Starlings, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Observers: Arthur Harrison, Howard Arends, Matt Marsh, WSM (and images).