After a cold start in the wind and rain down at Otterspool promanade in south Liverpool and highlight being a nice Black Tern mid river battling it’s way up the Mersey, I headed over to Frodsham Marsh for what turned into a lovely sunny afternoon.
There were 3 Hobby hunting low over No.5 tank, a family group I guess. Several thousand Black-tailed Godwit were on No.6 tank. A single Ruff was on the ‘phalarope pool’ and further on and the Hobby family continued to put on a good show over No.3 tank.
On my way back I managed to pick out a Gargeney among the Eurasian Teal on No.6 and a nice wing stretch showing off its light blue wing panel.
Observer: Sean O’Hara (videos).
The 3 Hobby were sat on a fence near to the Canal Pools and a Peregrine flew from the Frodsham Score and over No.4 tank. .A look over Frodsham Score and Ince Marsh revealed several Little Egret but 3 Spoonbill or any Black Tern were well gone. A small flock of c30 Black-tailed Godwit and similar number of Northern Lapwing were on the ‘phalarope pool’
Herds of Canada Goose over on the Hale side of the river.
Observer: Paul Ralston (images).