Walking along Brook Furlong Lane I was spyed upon by a very suspicious character and it turned out to be Roger Wikinson who’s fast becoming a Frodsham regular. He was telling me about the 1st summer Little Gull which is currently frequenting the River Weaver. There was a report of two birds earlier in the day but one turned out to be a mistaken identity.
I reached the river and counted c100 Tufted Duck and 6 pairs of Great Crested Grebe. The Weaver Estuary was alive with common stuff and is testiment to value of thi area on the marsh.
The first Eurasian Oystercatcher chick of the summer was wandering quite far from the parent bird and considering the drama that ensues when the larger gulls fly over I guess this chick needs to pay attention to its whereabouts.
I couldn’t stay long so I walked slowly back along the lane and the two ‘mixed singer’ Willow Warbler were again vocal. Several Cetti’s Warbler made a racket from the dense hawthorn hedge.
Observer: WSM (image 1) & (2-3 by Ron Brumby).