10.07.16. Birdlog

09.07.16. Black-tailed Godwits and Grey Heron, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)

10.07.16. Comma, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston.Out this afternoon from Ince Berth and around No.4 and 6 tank. Several species of butterfly were noted during my walk with Meadow Brown, Comma, Tortoiseshell and a single Painted Lady on the Manchester Ship Canal path. A Little Egret was keeping company with a Grey Heron and they both left the canal bank to land on the Frodsham Score and they carried on feeding there.

10.07.16. Water lilies, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston (1)

The Canal Pools were very quiet with just a handful of Mallard and Coot on the water where the smaller pools were a mass of yellow water lilies.

10.07.16. Marsh Harrier, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston (1)

A Peregrine made a couple of stoops at a Common Buzzard and then turned its attention to a feral pigeon and both were lost to my sight.

10.07.16. Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Ralston (2)

09.07.16. Common Swift, No.5-6 tanks, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (25)On the mitigation pools a flock of Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and a Ruff still in summer plumage was with them.  On No.6 tank the flock of Black-tailed Godwit and 30 Curlew were roosting in the shallows. I didn’t notice any Avocet with them. the duck numbers were down compared to recent visits and a Little Egret dropped in to feed. There were two Kestrel hunting the bank and the Swift flock were putting on a show whizzing past at head height . At least 3 Chiffchaff were still calling during the walk but the Reed and Sedge Warbler have stopped singing.

09.07.16. Common Swift, No.5-6 tanks, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (18)

A Sparrowhawk was hunting along the bank on No.4 and another Kestrel was over the Growhow works while the female Marsh Harrier was over the Hoolpool Gutter.

Observer: Paul Ralston (2-5).

 

 

Images 1 & 6-7 by WSM.