04.09.15. Birdlog

04.09.15. Black-necked Grebe, Ince Marshes. Ron Brumby (2)

04.09.15. Birdlog

A long trek to the western end of No.6 tank to catch any shorebirds that may have ventured here from the ever diminishing tide resulted in a few Ringed Plover and 6 Ruff. It was dodgy, dodging the heavy volume and vehicles of the ongoing wind farm construction.

The ‘Splashing Pool’ had a few Coot, Tufted Duck and Raven numbers out across the ship canal are building up after the breeding season and they’re some big corvid brutes out there.

04.09.15. Buzzard, Ince Marshes. Ron Brumby (3)The Black-necked Grebe was again fishing close to the flooded Michaelmas Daisy beds with a couple of Little Grebe. 23 Shoveler, 154 Tufted Duck, a Pintail, 67 Common Teal, Gadwall and Common Shelduck were all noted on No.6 tank.

The Growhow area by Ince marsh fields had a hunting Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard flushed a flock of 150 Golden Plover which for the early autumn were a fairly significant number.

Observers: Ron Brumby (and images), Alyn Chambers, Mark (Whipper) Gibson, Sparky, WSM