29.04.22. Birdlog.

Whinchat from archive – WSM.

A walk along the River Weaver and bend this afternoon before hand a look over the pipes across No.1 tank produced several Northern Wheatear of which all were females and 2 Whinchat on pipe line.

On the river were 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Snipe, an adult Mediterranean Gull, 9 Pied Avocet and 4 Eurasian Oystercatcher on sand bank. Also noted were Cetti’s Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Common Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap and Common Reed Bunting.

Observer: Paul Ralston.

Later in the day and the river lured Frank to its banks where he saw a Whinchat on both No.1 tank and the Weaver Bend,10 Northern Wheatear. A drake Garganey, 1 Common Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Pied Avocet and c30 Black-tailed Godwit.

Observer: Frank Duff.

The colour-ringed AHX Eurasian Coot I spotted below Frodsham bridge on 15.04.22 was initially processed at Ellesmere, Shropshire on 23.12.15 was was last reported there before nesting on the River Weaver at Frodsham was 29.10.16.

Observer: WSM.

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