02.07.16. Birdlog

02.07.16. Canada Geese, Black-tailed Godwits and Ruff, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)After straying out to the east of the county the reassuring warm glow of the dark satanic (wind)mills looming large over Frodsham Marsh beckoned.

02.07.16. Black-tailed Godwits and Teal, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton02.07.16. Little Egret, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)There was a brisk wind blowing through from the west and it felt cool standing high up on the banks of No.6 tank. There down below were the sheltering Black-tailed Godwit flock barely visible in the lush Michaelmas Daisy vegetation. After a careful scrutinizing of the flock I managed to eek out two breeding plumaged Ruff, several Teal and 2 Little Egret.

02.07.16. Avocets, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.

02.07.16. Little Egret, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)Further out on the borders of the sludge tank there was a new record of 52 Avocet, it would be nice to see us doubling this count by the end of summer?

There wasn’t much in the way of ducks and that included low numbers of Tufties.

A Peregrine was sat hunched up on the blue-topped chimney attempting concealment from prying eyes beyond the river on the Hale side.

Observer and images: WSM.