01.09.15. Birdlog

01.09.15. Birdlog

01.09.15. Trees on Frodsham Score with Ravens, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The marsh was quiet tonight so I took a walk along the track on the south side of No.3 tank with the occasional stop off to view the birds on No.6 tank en route to the north-west corner of that tank.

01.09.15. Pochard (eclipse drake), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Out on the ever-increasing water level of No.6 tank and at its east end were c120 Tufted Duck which could be seen rafting together at dusk. A solitary juvenile Pochard was hiding within this flock. 8 Shoveler, 167 Common Teal and 4 Wigeon were also present.

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

01.09.15. Pererines on the blue-topped chimney at Weston Point. Bill MortonThe tide was well on the ebb on the River Mersey. I wasn’t expecting to see much on the shorebird front and I wasn’t to be disappointed. Although, there was 3 Greenshank and 14 Ruff on the secluded pool.

A juvenile Peregrine was having a pop at a passing Lesser Black-backed Gull while its parents watched from the tall blue-topped chimney high above the Weaver Sluices.

01.09.15. Ruff (juvenile), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)

01.09.15. Sunset over No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton01.09.15. Sunset, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)At dusk a splendid water-colour effect sunset framed a flock of 500 hirundines hawking high and low over sludge tank.

01.09.15. Mitigation, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)

01.09.15. Mitigation, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)01.09.15. Mitigation, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)Work continues with the mitigation of No.3 tank and contractors are creating a shallow scrape area on the north edges of No.3 tank.

Observer and images: WSM