21.06.15. Summer Solstice

21.06.15. Summer Solstice

21.06.15. Black-tailed Godwits, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A stiff breeze kept the temperatures down but we still wandered out along the tracks of No.5 tank. The busy vehicle movement during mid-week is nonexistent come Sunday and it helps with birds being less unsettled by the noise and dust clouds.

A bloke motoringĀ a quad bike with two children riding pillion (one aged about 2 years) gives you food for thought on the value of parental care?

21.06.15. No.6 tank on the longest day, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

21.06.15. Painted Lady Butterfly, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonThe expanse of No.6 tank continues to attract birds so 5 Avocet joined up with the reduced flock of summering Black-tailed Godwit, I thought I caught the call of a Greenshank on the breeze but I wasn’t able to see or hear it again.

A Cuckoo was along the fence line on No.5 tank but was only a one observer bird. Also noted were a couple of Peregrines on the blue-topped power station chimney over and above the Weaver Estuary.

Walking back and a Painted Lady Butterfly looked all the worst for its long flight.

Observers: Alyn Chambers, Frank Duff, Idris and Jacqui Roberts, Sparky, WSM (and images)