01.11.16. Birdlog

01-11-16-sunset-over-no-6-tank-frodsham-marsh-bill-mortonWith the last rays of sunlight bursting through the evening sky I managed about 40 minutes birding on the marsh after work.

01-11-16-ruff-no-6-tank-frodsham-marsh-bill-morton01-11-16-snipe-no-6-tank-frodsham-marsh-bill-morton-2The muddy borders to the main pool on No.6 tank attracted 15 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and a smattering of Common Teal, Shoveler and Gadwall. A group of 12 Common Snipe flew out from the daisy beds and circled overhead.

A smaller than expected gathering of Starling flew in and dropped into the reed beds on six but there were no spectacular displays. A few Raven drifted south to their roost sites in Wales while gulls streamed out to the Mersey estuary.

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A Peregrine was sat on the lipĀ of the blue-topped chimney at Weston Point.

01-11-16-sunset-no-6-tank-frodsham-marsh-bill-mortonGoldcrests were calling from the hedgerows but their calls soon died down along with the sun.

Observer and images: WSM.