22.08.16. Birdlog

22.08.16. Wind turbines from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

A very quick dash and brief visit to the south-west corner of No.6 tank after work. I just about managed to connect seeing part of a 2000 strong Dunlin flock before half took to the wing and headed out to the estuary on the ebbing tide. Despite this the other half remained long enough for me to search their numbers. Within the Dunlin flock that remained were 134 Ringed Plover, 2 juvenile Little Stint and 21 Curlew Sandpiper which left me to wonder what was in the first flock that departed on my arrival?

22.08.16. Little Stint, Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpipers and Dunlins, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

20.08.16. Juvenile Sparrowhawk, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (5)A flock of 300 Lapwing had a juvenile Ruff for company but that was about it.

The juvenile Sparrowhawk that I saw a couple of days ago was still hanging about the fence line bordering the tank junctions.

Ducks again featured the usual species namely Common Teal, Shoveler, Tufted Duck and Common Shelduck.

22.08.16. Grey skies over the Mersey Estuary. Bill Morton (2)

Observer and images: WSM.

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