A short ghastly walk from the graveyard that is Ince to the Holloweenpool Gutter on this spooky morning. As soon as I got out of my hearse I could hear skeins of ghostly geese passing overhead and leaving their last resting place on the dead marshes.
A few bloodcurdling Redwing and dark as the night Blackbird were joined by several Fieldtreat thrushes feeding on the haunting hawthorn berries, a few extra Gravefare were lurking amongst the tombstones in the adjacent stubble fields.
A mysterious Merlin was seen haunting over Incey Marsh and soon settled on a piece of deadwood greedily eyeing the mass of sinister Starlings murmurating at the edge of the River Murdery. A large flock of Gruesome Black-cloaked and Lesser Black-cloaked Gulls were resting on the dead marshes, while a few others were feasting on the neither living nor dead zomie sheep laid out after being tossed asunder on the salty brine by the mischievous tide. A cauldron of Little Regrets were cackling in the watery channels with many Shellshockduck sitting like spectres amongst their throng.
Flocks of derring-do Dunlin and Redshock were seen moving up and down the edge of the marshes of styx with Mallard Lady’s and Gentlemen, Terrible Teal and Gadwail on the main Horrible Gutter. A pumpmaster general was bleeding the water to keep the levels down from the flooded fields.
I made my way back after getting caught in a frightful downpour and watched as 4 grimly Grey Wagtail and a dozen Spied-upon Wagtail fed on horrendous grubs washed out of the earth by the sudden downpour from the malevolent sky.
Vampire Watcher: Count Ralston, (scary pics 1-2 & 4). With a touch of creative editing by Nosferatu.
An eerie owl perches out on the spooky sludge tanks in the witching hour…5 years ago!
Image and video by Nosferatu.
The Starling murmuration over No.6 tank (Duncan Cowley) images 3 & 5 & 7).
…and finally part 1 & 2 of an article that is featured in The Frodsham Nub News about a Frodsham Marsh birder and the birds. Click link here: https://frodsham.nub.news/n/sketching-sculpture-and-sludge-tanks-frodsham-birder39s-bill-morton-on-his-artistic-fascination-with-our-local-wildlife & https://frodsham.nub.news/n/bill-morton-on-the-birds-of-frodsham-marsh