With the departure of yesterdays (Carr Lane pool, Hale) Green-winged Teal overnight. I anticipated that with the present numbers of Common Teal it might just find its way after the big tide to Frodsham Marsh…and indeed it did. Scanning the teal flock along the west side of the shallow pool it appeared with a few drakes of its European cousin (no brexit here in birdland).
The ducks from last evening were once again present with a Great Crested Grebe and 15 Common Pochard.
Black-tailed Godwit were numerous and several were sporting their brilliant rusty coloured summer plumage with 4 Dunlin and 15 Avocet. There were several Painted Lady Butterfly about and some in courtship.
Green-winged Teal Video: Green-winged Teal
Observer: WSM (video & images 1-5).
A brief sighting of the Green-winged Teal before an unseen predator flushed all the ducks godwits and anything else on the tank. At least a dozen Avocet were between No’s 6 and 3 with 2 chicks still noted on the scrape. Goldfinch were busy stripping the thistle heads and several Reed Warbler were singing along Lordship lane.
Observer: Paul Ralston (images 6-7).