21.01.21. Birdlog.

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Our walk after #StormPissoff have cleared off from the last two days was much needed and following guidelines and keeping away from people we walked the lanes of Frodsham Marsh.

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No.6 tank was still below its best with a female/immature Common Goldeneye still present with c120 Northern Shoveler, 43 Tufted Duck, 4 Northern Pintail and c320 Eurasian Teal.

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The pools on No.6 tank were bathed in glorious sunshine and a flock of 101 Black-tailed Godwit contained one bired with a colour ring on its leg. There were hundreds of Northern Lapwng and European Golden Plover rising and falling with various preceived threats from phantom predators. A couple of Mute Swan were on the flooded parts and both Eurasian Teal & Wigeon were plentiful. Also making up the numbers were Northern Shoveler and Mallard. A couple of Western Marsh Harrier were over No.6 tank for a short while before heading out to the south Mersey marshes for a spot of lunch.

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Black-tailed Godwits on No.3 tank.

Walking out to look over the flooded fields on Lordship Marsh produched 16 Whooper Swan and a couple more Mute Swan. Still hundreds of Black-headed Gull are taking advantage of the works being brought to the surface by the rains of the last two days.

Pink-footed Goose skeins were noted in the area.

Observers: JS & WSM (images 1-4).

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A quick visit after work to Ince where the Peregrine was sat on glass works. Two Little Egret with pigs at the farm.

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There were two Common Chiffchaff along hedge and nearby a Great Egret was patrolling the salt marsh, with plenty of Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose and Common Shelduck.

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Ditches are overflowing into fields which are under water.

Observer: Paul Ralston (images 5-8).

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A Common Kestrel carrying off a vole from the grassy fields on No.5 tank (Image by Phil Barker).

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