07.10.15. Birdlog

07.10.15. Birdlog

07.10.15. Juvenile Moorhen, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

A couple of hours birding after work and a look over No.3 tank where recent work on soil deposits may be responsible for the departure of the Common Cranes two days ago?

A Peregrine was sparring with Ravens over Frodsham Score while an adult female sat on top of the blue-topped chimney over at Weston Point.

No.6 tank was again alive with ducks which included 70 Shoveler, 114 Tufted Duck, 100 Wigeon, 30 Gadwall, 300 Common Teal and lesser numbers of both Mallard and Common Shelduck. A pre-roost flock of 230 Black-headed and 30 Common Gull were resting on the open water.

A juvenile Moorhen was perched high up in an elder bush picking off the berries with 5 Blue Tits competing for the fruit.

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