25.07.15. Birdlog

25.07.15. Birdlog

25.07.15. juvenile Black-necked Grebe, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Alyn Chambers (1)

25.07.15. juvenile Black-necked Grebe, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Alyn ChambersA juvenile Black-necked Grebe, Garganey and the male Marsh Harrier flew through disturbing the wader roost which contained 6 Ruff, 170 Dunlin and several hundred Black-tailed Godwit all from No.6 tank.

The Weaver Bend was alive with birds including: 60 Tufted Duck, 240 Black-tailed Godwit, 80 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 adult, 2 very young juv Avocet and a Little Gull with the Black-headed Gulls (SO).

25.07.15. juvenile Black-necked Grebe with Black-headed Gull and juvenile Shelduck, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Alyn Chambers (2)A Green Woodpecker flew from No.5 tank into the trees by the ramp to No.6 tank.

A male Yellow Wagtail and a juvenile Stonechat were on No.1 tank.

Observers: Alyn Chambers (image 2) and Sean O’Hara.

The woodpecker failed to materialise at dusk but the grebe and the ruffs were still present.

Two juvenile Marsh Harrier were over No.4 tank and a Grasshopper Warbler was in song in the scrubby bushes alongside the track on No.5 tank. A couple of Sparrowhawk were hunting the banks of the tank at dusk disturbing some of the birds further out on the water margins.

Observer and images 1 & 3): WSM