31.12.17. Birdlog.

A last visit of the year to the marshes and firstly a look over No.6 tank. Ducks were again the most obvious birds present with a fine selection including c300 Shoveler, 63 Common Pochard, 8 Gadwall, c73 Mallard, c350 Common Teal, 23 Pintail and 6 Tufted Duck.

A couple of Marsh Harrier were again quartering the reed beds while a few Common Buzzard sat out their time on the fence lines of No.3 tank.

The Whooper Swan herd was again by Spring Farm on Lordship Marsh with Mute’s.

Frodsham Score was rather quiet with shooting ringing out throughout the marsh today. There were large numbers of Canada Goose out there with a some concealed Pink-footed Goose hiding in the deep channels.

Observer: WSM.