25.01.17. Birdlog

25-01-17-sunset-from-frodsham-marsh-bill-morton-1225-01-17-sunset-from-frodsham-marsh-bill-morton-17I managed to shoehorn in 35 minutes of birding after work this evening despite all the traffic lights seemingly on red. I arrived to catch the apocalyptic sun shimmering behind the Growhow works and watched a couple of Little Stint feeding on the muddy areas of No.6 tank with c50 Dunlin. The Lapwing flocks had gathered for their roost with 600 birds and a handful of Golden Plover. The Black-tailed Godwit flock were on the southern edge of the tank with 9 Ruff and 50 Redshank.

24-12-16-little-stint-no-6-tank-frodsham-marsh-bill-morton-29Ducks were again in good numbers but the failing light only gave me enough time to count 140 Shoveler (there were more), 20 Pintail, 34 Common Pochard and several hundred Common Teal.

I made a quick dash over to No.3 tank where there were more Lapwing roosting up with 40 Dunlin and a third Little Stint.

Raven numbers have increased from last weekend so it will be good to get some proper numbers in the next few days.

Observer and images: WSM.

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