03.05.16. Birdlog

03.05.16. Whimbrel, Lordship Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)An after the watershed 6.00 pm curfew that Servo Security seemed to be kind on illegally imposing on the marsh of late.

03.05.16. Whimbrels, Lordship Marsh, Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire03.05.16. Wind turbine, No.1 tank, frodsham Marsh, CheshireAnyway, apart from the over zealous security measures, I still managed a fine evenings bird watch on my local patch that is Frodsham Marsh. The flooded fields by the model aircraft fields continue to hold good numbers of Black-tailed Godwit with 7 finely plumaged Ruff and close views of 31 Whimbrel this evening.

A watch over No.6 tank revealed another 5 Whimbrel with 6 Curlew, 70 Redshank, 12 Dunlin and 13 Lapwing. Common Shelduck are still the most numerous duck alongside 70 Tufted Duck and a handfull of both Gadwall and Shoveler. All the Common Teal appeared to have moved out of the area but it didn’t stop a drake Garganey feeding in the shallow waters of the tank.

03.05.16. Wind turbine tower as seen from south side of No.6 tank, frodsham Marsh, Cheshire. Bill Morton

03.05.16. drake Garganey, no.6 tank, frodsham Marsh, Cheshire. Bill Morton

There was a movement of hirundines and Swift through again this evening and the air was filled with the tunes of the countryside and the low rumble of traffic from the nearby motorway.

Observer and images: WSM.