28.08.15. Birdlog

28.08.15. Birdlog

28.08.15. (juvenile) Peregrine, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

28.08.15. (juvenile) Peregrine, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)An early dart from work and an early evening birdwatch over No.6 tank. I bumped into Macduff along the track above No.6 tank and we settled on the bank overlooking the secluded pool where a tidy flock of 80 Common Teal were ‘hanging out’ until the appearance of a marauding juvenile Peregrine upset the scene with its newly acquired aerobatics skills. The adult was some distance away perched up on her usual spot.

28.08.15. Common Teal, 15 Ruff and a Wood Sandpiper, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Five Ruff flew in for a bathe and preen and later 15 birds joined the Wood Sandpiper which reappeared in the evening (PR) but generally it was a little quiet.

The water level on six continues to increase and although ideal for a couple of Pintail and Wigeon and an assortment of various other species but it was not suitable of the shorebirds thus the lack of reports lately.

28.08.15. Common Swifte, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

28.08.15. Chiffchaff (juveniel), No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonA small passage of hirundines held 3 Common Swift and likewise Meadow Pipits were on the move. A tatty looking Chiffchaff was in elder bushes on No.5 tank where a juvenile Whitethroat was contact calling.

28.08.15. Comma Butterfly, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton28.08.15. Painted Lady Butterfly, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Butterflies included a couple of Painted Lady, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Gatekeeper which are everywhere this summer.

28.08.15. Common Teal, Mallard and Ruff, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Observers: Frank Duff, Paul Ralston (image 3), WSM (and images 1-2 & 4-7)