19.04.16. Birdlog

19.04.16. Grey Heron, Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)A couple of hours in the evening sunshine and a watch over No.6 tank was rewarded with 6 Whimbrel, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 130 Redshank, 30 Golden Plover, 8 Avocet, 120 Dunlin and 9 Ruff.

Ducks continued their stay on the waters here with 67 Tufted Duck, 45 Common Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 46 Shoveler and 67 Common Teal. A small gathering of Cormorant were flying in to roost and 10 Barnacle Goose dropped in to spend the night with 40 Great Black-backed Gull.

19.04.16. Sun set from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

19.04.16. Sun set over the Allan Williams gun turret, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)The evening sunshine and masses of insects swarming over the banks of the tank encouraged hundreds of Swallow and Sand Martin to linger with the sounds of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler filling the air. as the big solar disc slid away over the Merseyside skyline.

Observer and images: WSM.

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