30.09.15. Birdlog

30.09.15. Birdlog30.09.15. Mersey Estuary from Weston Village. Bill Morton (2)

30.09.15. No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonThere’s been some excellent autumn weather of late and each evening the sunset spectacle over the Welsh hills are reflected in the amber hues on the Mersey Estuary. Then if you throw in the works at Ineos Chlor and Hale lighthouse it gives it a little perspective (of sorts).

On the birding front the continued high water level on No.6 tank is favourable for ducks but alas not for shorebirds. However, Sean managed a healthy flock of 500 Black-tailed Godwit on the Weaver Bend after work with 350 Redshank, 2 Ruff and singles of both Common Sandpiper and Dunlin.

30.09.15. Shoveler (female), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

I on the other hand could only manage: 520 Common Teal, 12 Gadwall, 36 Shoveler, 14 Pintail, 30 Wigeon, 121 Mallard, 7 Common Shelduck and 240 Tufted Duck, 8 Mute Swan, 27 Cormorant and not a lot of anything else.

Observers: Sean O’Hara, WSM (and images).