22.01.16. Birdlog

22.01.16. Starlings, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (11)

An after work ramble onto the marsh didn’t produce the hoped for Short-eared Owl but a gathering of Starlings along Moorditch Lane and then over on No.3 tank were rewarding to watch. There was no distinct murmurations this evening and after feeding in fields the birds streamed out to the north and presumably headed for the Runcorn Bridge roost?

22.01.16. Lapwings, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (8)

Several thousand Lapwings were disturbed out on Frodsham Score and birds were watched streaming snake-like across the sky above the Mersey Estuary.

A party of Raven were heading out from Frodsham Score to the south but generally it was a quiet evenings walk.22.01.16. Dead Barn Owl, Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

We found a dead Barn Owl along Moorditch Lane with some parts of its back eaten away (rats?) but it felt thin and was probably a victim of starvation after the prolonged days of rain we have been experiencing of late?

22.01.16. Starlings, Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (6)

Observers: Sparky & WSM (and images)