16.07.15. Birdlog

16.07.15. Birdlog

16.07.15. Black-necked Grebe (juvenile), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)

A circular walk around the perimeter of No.6 tank after work and to keep an eye on the contractors forging ahead with their redevelopment of No.4 tank.

16.07.15. Ruff, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

37 Dunlin were all retaining their fine breeding plumage except for one individual. At least two moulting Ruff were hiding in the tall vegetation close to the drain towers overlooked by a Common Buzzard.

Black-tailed Godwit numbers were much reduced in numbers and perhaps the weekend tides may encourage those out on the river to enjoy the benefits of the flooded tank here. A juvenile Little Ringed Plover and a scattering of both Lapwing and Redshank made up the other species present.

16.07.15. Black-necked Grebe (juvenile), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

The juvenile Black-necked Grebe gave some impressive views from the viewing area just up from the ramp. 120 Tufted Duck included a few Pochard, 1 Wigeon and 44 Common Teal.

16.07.15. Contractors on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)

Walking back along the track we found a dead Whitethroat with no obvious signs of its demise.

16.07.15. Reed Bunting (male), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

16.07.15. No.6 tank looking North, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonNo.6 tank looking north from the south banks. 16.07.15. Contractors on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1) 16.07.15. Contractors on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2) 16.07.15. Contractors on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

Black-necked Grebe video from this evening: https://vimeo.com/133698071

Observers: Sparky, WSM (and images).