09.08.15. Birdlog

09.08.15. Birdlog

09.08.15. Peregrine, Growhow Work, Frodsham Marsh,. Paul Ralston (5)

An 09.08.15. Peregrine, Growhow Work, Frodsham Marsh,. Paul Ralston (6)early evening walk from Ince Berth up to No.6 tank.

A juvenile Peregrine made a half-hearted attempt at taking out a passing pigeon above the berth and a Little Egret flew west along the Manchester Ship Canal.

Walking along and there were four Green Sandpiper on the nearest dry pool along the canal path. A flock of Starling numbered c500 strong which were feeding in a field by the Canal Pools but were ignored by a Sparrowhawk as it flew by.

A family of Whitethroat were feeding up and storing up fat reserves before the long journey south and a Reed Warbler was sounding off its alarm calls as I walked along the track alongside the track. On six there was Dunlin, Ruff, Redshank, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit and a small number of Curlew were close to the bank by the viewing spaces.

09.08.15. Little Grebe, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh,. Paul Ralston (5)

Also noted were 2 Little Grebe were amongst the Common Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, Tufted Duck and Common Shelduck were out on the water.

As I was walking back along the track edging No.4 tank there was a Wheatear which sat in a dead bush. A few Swallows were skimming over the reed bed . An adult Peregrine sat on its tower in the Growhow works overlooking Ince Marsh and the development of the wind farm a short distance away.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston