17.10.15. Birdlog

17.10.15. Birdlog

17.10.15. Pink-footed Goose over Redwall reed bed, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

17.10.15. Chiffchaff, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

No sign of either the Red-necked Grebe or Great Grey Shrike today.

There were many birders out and about on the marsh looking for the shrike and the Red-necked Grebe. Good to see so many newcomers here.

A skein of 10 Pink-footed Goose flew low over Brook Furlong Lane at dawn and later another skein of 84 flew from the south-west to the north-east. The Weaver Estuary had 6 Great Crested and 12 Little Grebe with 12 Pochard and 89 Tufted Duck.

17.10.15. male Stonechat, Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

2 pairs of Stonechat were along the Weaver Causeway with a pair at Marsh Farm.

17.10.15. The Lum, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome

17.10.15. Grey Heron, Frodsham Marsh. Tony Broome (1)

Birds out on the Mersey Estuary from Marsh Farm included 3 Avocet, 200 Black-tailed Godwit etc. Frodsham Score had a couple of Little and a Great White Egret.

No.6 tank featured a Spotted Redshank, 100 Shoveler, 400 Common Teal, Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 78 Tufted Duck and 5 Pintail.

Other birds of note included: a flock of Siskin at the CEGB pools, 4 Mistle Thrush, a Bullfinch, a Tree Sparrow south of No.4 tank and a flock Fieldfare over Brook Furlong Lane and later with Redwing over I.C.I tank.

Observers: Tony Broome (images 1-2&4-5), Frank Duff, Sean O’Hara, Phil Oddy, WSM (image 3) et al..