28 & 29.11.17. Birdlog.

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A brief coverage from the marsh over the last couple of days included a big Starling murmuration and a couple of escapee ducks.

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28.11.17. Birdlog.

In excess of 50,000 Starling made a few shapes over No.6 tank during their roost there.

Observer and images: Paul Miller.

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29.11.17. Birdlog.

I visited Frodsham Marshes this afternoon, the highlight being the 2 Fulvous Whistling Duck present along the north-east fringes of No.6, tank, but very elusive.

If you come look for the distinctive shape and pronounced diving action when looking for them amongst the large numbers of ducks

It is very interesting to note that a flock of 4 birds are also present in the Midlands, at Ladywalk Nature Reserve, see @ladywalknature on Twitter for more information.

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Great to see so many species of the commoner ducks present, including Pintail, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard and Tufted Duck

Also Cetti’s Warbler heard singing adjacent to Number 6 in the track-side vegetation along the north side

A flock of 25 Fieldfares were a great winter sight, a Sparrowhawk dashed through and a flock of 18 Pink-footed Goose flew over towards Frodsham Score.

Observer: James Walsh

James has produced his first book all about his early days from winning the Y.O.C of the Year to twitching through the 80’s and 90’s. More here: https://mancunianbirder.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/the-big-400-published-online/

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