23.07.15. Birdlog

23.07.15. Birdlog

23.07.15. Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwits, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

I managed a pleasant three hours of birding overlooking No.6 tank after work. Watching from a position on the banks with excellent views to watch the action unfold.23.07.15. Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwits, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

23.07.15. Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwits, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (5)The Black-tailed Godwit numbers were nearing the big 1000 mark and there were plenty of the gaudy summer plumaged birds still present. With all these godwits it was no surprise to find other species encouraged to drop in, These included:

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23.07.15. Little Stint and Dunlins, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton 200 summer Dunlin (2 juveniles), an adult summer Little Stint, a summer Greenshank, 6 Ruff, 34 Redshank, 2 Curlew and numerous Lapwing. Gulls were in low numbers but included 6 Common Gulls. 67 Tufted Duck and family parties of Common Shelduck were present on the open water.

23.07.15. Garganey (juvenile), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

A Little Egret flew in to spruce up before dusk and with the 14 Common Teal was a Garganey (I did say it looked good for one).

23.07.15. Ruff, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

23.07.15. juvenile Sparrowhawk, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)Over on No.4 tank was a male Marsh Harrier with 2 juvenile birds. A Common Buzzard kept a watchful eye on the waders on the tank. While sat on the blue-topped chimney was an adult Peregrine and sat on a post out on No.5 tank was a juvenile Sparrowhawk.

23.07.15. Common Buzzard, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

23.07.15. Dunlin, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton23.07.15. Peregrine, Blue-topped Chimney, Weston Point, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonObserver and images: WSM

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