21.06.16. Birdlog

River Mersey

28.04.16. Swift, No.1 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Tony BroomeA brief visit late on this evening to check the birds on No.6 tank. It was a slight surprise to see that the Black-tailed Godwit summering flock had relocated away from this tank tonight. There were a few none-breeding Lapwing hanging about with a single Redshank. The Ringed Plover parents were again standing close to their near juvenile plumaged young and 3 typically quarrelsome Common Sandpiper nearby. Ducks numbers were also reduced with only 9 Common Pochard and 67 Tufted Duck being the highlight but 66 Coot were post/failed/non-breeders. A Great Crested Grebe stood guard and Little Grebe were winnowing nearby.

21.06.16. Avocet chicks, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Over on No.3 tank the 2 young Avocet chicks are looking more like the species now that the black feathering is beginning to appear. A couple of Ringed Plover linger here but haven’t bred.

The Peregrine was again perched up on the tall blue-topped chimney overlooking the River Mersey and a Hobby was attracted to Frodsham village by the huge numbers of Common Swift present.

Observer: WSM (images 1&3).

Image 2 by Tony Broome.