08.01.16. Birdlog

27.12.15. Short-eared Owl, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (24)08.01.16. Sparky, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The Common Teal flock were out in the open on No.6 tank this evening and numbered in excess of 1000 birds, but in the diminishing light available it was difficult to spot the possibility of relocating the GWT (if indeed it was here?). The usual assortment of ducks included: Pochard, Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, Common Shelduck and 14 Cormorant (carbo’s) including a white-headed bird.

08.01.16. Cormorant roost, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonPeering over the banks of No.5 looking over No.6 tank and a Short-eared Owl was disturbed here and then watched flying low over the phragmites reed beds before disappearing into the damp gloom of the night.

Observers: Sparky and WSM (and images).