Views on and from No.6 tank

 

23.04.16. Views off and from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (17) - Copyselection of images from today at No.6 tank of views that would be unfamiliar to regular visitors and taken on a fine summer’s day. 

23.04.16. Views off and from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (7) - CopyHelsby Hill is a dominant feature to the south-west of the marshes and the open water in front was once open farmland and part of the vast Lordship Marsh.

23.04.16. Views off and from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

A remnant and solitary hawthorn tree is one of the last dead hedgerows that once formed the field boundaries on Lordship Marsh.

23.04.16. Views off and from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (11) - Copy

Today this area occupies No.6 deposit sludge tank that contains the sludge and silt from the nearby Manchester Ship Canal.

23.04.16. Views off and from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (24) - Copy

The Growhow works is part of an encroaching industrial sprawl from west of the Holpool Gutter at the former Ince Marshes.

23.04.16. Ramp track off Moorditch Lane, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

The ramp track to No.5 tank off Moorditch Lane.

23.04.16. Old drainage shaft tower, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

An old drainage tower on No.5 tank which is slowly falling into disrepair.

All images by WSM.

Recent Short Films

Youtube videos

A short video of the Great White Egret on Frodsham Score.

A 2.45 minute video of part of the Starling roost and their entrance into the Canal Pool roost.

A female Merlin.

The Cattle Egret at the Canal Pools.

Above videos by Paul Ralston and taken over the last week from the marsh.

http://vimeo.com/114590411

Sunsetting over Frodsham Marsh by WSM.

 

Frodsham Flicks

A Post with short video footage of some of Frodsham’s birds and occasionally films from other local sites/birds/wildlife. All videos by WSM unless otherwise stated. If you have a short film and you want to share it with the World send me an email with the embedded code (YouTube).

A big thanks to Greg Baker for having the equipment and the foresight to record some of the archive material contained below.

Paul Shenton sent me this link to his blog which shows video footage of the Pickerings Pasture Golden Plover. http://birding4fun.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/golden-delights.html

A video of a Ross’s Goose at Marsh Farm. Taken by Greg Baker, 24th April 2004.

An adult of unknown origin but unringed

A Video of a Grey Phalarope on No 5 tank, 5th October 2001. Taken by Greg Baker.

An immature in first winter plumage spinning and foraging on a flooded field

Video footage of a leucistic Cormorant on No 6 tank, 22 September 2007. Taken by Greg Baker.

http://ibc.lynxeds.com/node/159696

Video footage of an immature female Merlin at Marsh Farm. Taken by Greg Baker.

http://ibc.lynxeds.com/video/merlin-falco-columbarius/frontal-head-upper-body-view-immature-first-winter-flies-away

Peregrine sparring with Raven over Frodsham Score by Paul Crawley.

http://youtu.be/2mqtzabdbXQ

Water Rail chicks at Frodsham Marsh by WSM.

http://youtu.be/KQi4kTzKUi4

Ruddy Shelducks, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh by WSM.

http://youtu.be/OGAT2AjVLng

Buff-breasted (Suits you Sir?) Sandpiper, No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh, July 2012 by WSM.

http://youtu.be/IyQ0aGZXRX8

Channel Wagtail, Lordship Marsh, Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire by WSM.

http://youtu.be/dP4a3L01Quo

Short-eared Owl on No 5 tank,  Frodsham Marsh by WSM.

http://youtu.be/PVwQ_W17yd0

Marsh Harrier on No 6 tank from by WSM.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/JyTmF-SrOlM?rel=0

Marsh Harrier (1st cy male) on a hunting foray by David Wilson.

http://youtu.be/k0lihw8cHiw

Garganey (drake), No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh by WSM.

http://youtu.be/GVXZNQ-k3d4

Ring-necked Duck on No 6 tank, Frodsham Marsh by WSM.

http://youtu.be/Mh6KEhxpoSo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWX3HkY8FGM&feature=player_embedded

Whimbrel (part of a record flock of 44), No 6 tank by WSM.

http://youtu.be/rWsk49zsf2Y

Black-headed Gull (lucistic bird) on No 6 tank by WSM.

http://youtu.be/8FKepchSHwc

Grasshopper Warbler at Frodsham Marsh by David Wilson

http://youtu.be/alQOIDsY6uk

Green-winged Teal, No 6 tank by WSM.

http://youtu.be/Eg_6_4ieAYw

Ring-necked Duck at Wigg Island LNR, Runcorn by WSM.

http://youtu.be/Eg_6_4ieAYw

Great Northern Diver at Wigg Island by WSM.

http://youtu.be/J0ws7QDzJI8

Overton Hill views (some of the marsh) by Frodsham Pictures

http://youtu.be/6FXYbSWl4Lo