20.07.15. Birdlog

20.07.15. Birdlog

20.07.15. juvenile Marsh Harriers, No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston

20.07.15. Rainbow over Frodsham Marsh. Paul RalstonAn early evening walk around No.4 tank started with a Grey Wagtail on the Holpool Gutter and several clutches of Moorhen ranging from newly hatched to fledged juveniles on the water.

The salt marsh was alive with thousands of Canada Geese with a few Greylag mixed in. A family of Raven were bullying the local buzzards and forcing them off the salt marsh.

On the Manchester Ship Canal a single Great Crested Grebe kept company with Tufted Duck and Mallard. Sand Martin and Swift were feeding above the canal and gained height when a Peregrine appeared over the canal bank. 3 juvenile Marsh Harrier were in the air together and a Sparrowhawk flew through at speed. A rainbow over  the marsh added a splash of colour to the scene.

20.07.15. juvenile Marsh Harriers, No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston

Observer and images: Paul Ralston

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