The first windmill is erected and towers over No.1 tank.
Imposing and viewable from across the river at Pickerings Pasture/ Hale Head and obviously from much closer to home.
Viewed from No.6 tank.
The orange cranne is installing the second tower also on No.1 tank and much closer to Marsh Farm.
Marsh Farm is at the bottom left of the photograph.
If you have been birding, walking, cycling or generally enjoying the benefits of being out and about on Frodsham Marsh and you are approached by Servo Security and they tell you that you are not permitted to be on the marsh tracks. Please ask them for their i.d/name and write down their details including vehicle registration. I will forward you complaints to the local authority and the wind farm committee. Please bare in mind under no circumstances is anyone permitted into the compound work areas.
A great day today for birds on the marsh with a male Whinchat on Lordship Lane where a male Blackcap, Reed Bunting and Reed Warbler were also present. A couple of raptors flew over, a Kestrel and female Marsh Harrier. A couple of Grey Heron were feeding in ditch by ramp to No.4 tank. The first Cuckoo of the year was watched flying along Lordship Lane.
A male and female Wheatear (the bird pictured is in for a treat when she looks over her shoulder) while in the reed bed field near Marsh Farm a Meadow Pipit was bathing in a puddle. Lot’s of Sedge Warbler calling on track to River Weaver and along the Weaver Bend with 2 Avocet on far side of the river there.
There were Oystercatcher in fields near the ‘Shooters Poosl’. Across the marsh on No.6 tank were 9 Avocet, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Turnstone, 2 reddish Knot, 3 Ruff (including a red and black ruffled bird) and another 3 Grey Heron. Whimbrel numbered 5 birds with others flying over heading north.
Swift were screaming over the marshes while Swallow were still moving through.
Ducks on the No.6 tank included numerous Gadwall, 6 Common Teal, 67 Tufted Duck and 200 Common Shelduck with a few Shoveler.
There were dozens of Peacock Butterflies with a female laying eggs (see image), Small Tortoiseshell and Orange Tip.
Observer: Paul Crawley (images 1-6 & 8).
The end of the day included a few of PC’s birds with the exception of a male Marsh Harrier, a Short-eared Owl and both Reed and a Grasshopper Warbler ‘reeling’ away.
Observer: WSM (image 7).