05.02.16. Birdlog

05.02.16. Starling murmuration, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

We managed the last hour of daylight walking along Moorditch Lane where there were 54 Pied Wagtail feeding in the horse paddock and a brief view of an owl which disappeared without trace. 05.02.16. Starling murmuration, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (26)

05.02.16. Ravens, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (7)No.5 tank had ewes feeding lambs and a couple of malnourished sheep needed some attention while overhead 20 Raven gathered over the track before heading south for the night.

Making our way along the track on No.5 tank to see the Starling gathering with many perched up in a tree on the bank. The flock were bathing on the flooded fields on the mitiagtion area on No.3 tank before finally gathering in a flock of c7000 and departing to the east.15.08.15. Raven, Frodsham Score, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston (1)

The water on No.6 tank was its most flooded with the water extending further out to the west. A good size gathering of duck included: 47 Mallard, 27 Gadwall, 230 Common Teal, 34 Common Pochard, 34 Tufted Duck and roosting up on the tree were 12 Cormorant including a couple of ‘sinensis’ forms.

05.02.16. Ravens, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

Observers: Sparky, WSM (images 1-3 & 5).

Image 4 by Paul Ralston.