26.02.16. Birdlog

26.02.16. Starlings, Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

A walk out from Marsh Lane along Brook Furlong Lane and on to Marsh Farm this evening. A small group of Fieldfare and Redwing were along the hedgerow but little else of note was seen. Arriving at Marsh Farm and the fields were full of Spring lambs and another small party of Fieldfare were by the reedy pool at the farm.

26.02.16. Starlings, Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (6)

The Starling gathering on No.3 tank had already started to stream off the marsh with loose flocks heading out up and over Weston Point as they made their way to Runcorn bridge.

26.02.16. Stonechats, No,1 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (9)

Along the fence line bordering the track on Alder Lane, Marsh Farm were 2 male and a female Stonechat dropping into cover for food.

26.02.16. Canada Geese, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The fields of No.2 tank held 15 Raven, 5 Common Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk adding to their number.

26.02.16. No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2) 26.02.16. No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

A couple of views from the north-east corner of No.5 tank looking to where the wind turbines will be situated soon.

26.02.16. Redwing, No,1 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton 26.02.16. Fieldfare and Starling, Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Redwing and Fieldfare on Frodsham Marsh this evening.

26.02.16. View from Marsh Farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Observers: Sparky, WSM (images 1-9).

26.02.16. Short-eared Owl, Manchester Ship Canal, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston (1)

The last hour along the Manchester Ship Canal as far as No.4 tank. There were 3 Little Egret and a flock of Pink-footed Geese feeding with the many Canada Geese out on Frodsham Score.

26.02.16. Great White Egret, Frodsham Score, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston (1)

The Mute Swan herd alongside the Holpool Gutter still had the Greylag Goose for company and a Great White Egret flew over the score possibly heading to roost at Hale?

26.02.16. Great Crested Grebe, Manchester Ship Canal, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston (1)

Short-eared Owl sat on a post by the path and then started to hunt along the canal bank. Returning my observation back along the ship canal and a Great Crested Grebe was having trouble swallowing a Perch it had caught. Little Grebe, Gadwall, Mallard and Common Teal were also on the water. There was a large amount of Coot present. Back at my car and several Little Egret were going to roost in the trees near Ince berth.

Observer: Paul Ralston (images 10-12).

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