17.06.20. Birdlog.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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