A walk around No.6 tank tank this afternoon felt a bit like a sail aboard the Mary Celeste with just a small flock of Black-tailed Godwit flying over. We walked out to look across Frodsham Score where the wind and waves were doing their best to gauge out chunks of the edge of the river. A couple of Little Egret and roosting gulls were the only birds that stood out on the rising tide.
The ‘Splashing pool’ had a number of Tufted Duck with a couple of Shoveler in their midst. The Raven group hanging out by the pumping Station were gain taking full advantage from the draught up the steep canal banks.
Like Paul said it pays to persevere and he scored much better over at Marsh Farm.
Observers: Sparky & WSM.
I went to Marsh Farm first then over to No.6 then back to the farm and saw 30 Black-tailed Godwit on No.1 evading a couple of juvenile Peregrine. I am not sure if one was successful but one of them landed on a post looking over the small reed bed near the farm and did the funky chicken (see video) the second bird then flew over my head from the reed bed towards No.5. The first bird then had a go at the godwits on the Frodsham Score and you can just about see it at the top of the flock.
A couple of Brown Hare where somewhere on the marsh.
Video here: https://vimeo.com/286916286
Observer: Paul Crawley (images & video).