Frodsham Marsh Wind Farm in Photos #10

18.06.16. Frodsham Marshe Wind Farm from Helsby Hill. Tony Broome (1)

We’ll be reducing the inclusion of the Frodsham Marsh Wind Farm posts in due course so in the meantime here’s a few from today from Helsby

18.06.16. Frodsham Marshe Wind Farm as from Helsby Hill. Tony Broome (2)

Looking north to the River Mersey.

18.06.16. Frodsham Marshes from Helsby Hill. Tony Broome (6)

Looking north-east to No.6 tank.

18.06.16. Frodsham Marshe Wind Farm as from Helsby Hill. Tony Broome (6)18.06.16. Frodsham Marshes from Helsby Hill. Tony Broome (5)

The M56 runs through the marshes.

18.06.16. Frodsham Marshes from Helsby Hill. Tony Broome (4)

 

18.06.16. Frodsham Marshe Wind Farm from Helsby Hill. Tony Broome (3)

The two top images are of the Wind turbines on No.1 tank (left) and on No.5 tank (right) with the Weaver Bend sandwiched between.

18.06.16. Instalation of wind turbine #9, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh Bill Morton

The 9th wind turbine is erected on No.5 tank today.

All images by Tony Broome except for 8.

Frodsham Marsh Wind Farm in Photos #9

15.06.16. Wind Turbine (No.5 tank) construction from Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

15.06.16. Wind Turbine (No.5 tank) construction from Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)I watched the installation of the first rotor blade to the latest (8th) wind turbine on the south-east corner of No.5 tank. It towers high above the horse paddock and the junction of Moorditch Lane and Marsh Lane. It will be the closest turbine to Frodsham village and its work even brought people out from their homes on Moreton Terrace off Marsh Lane.

15.06.16. Wind Turbine (No.5 tank) construction from Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (11)

15.06.16. Wind Turbine (No.5 tank) construction from Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (8)15.06.16. Wind Turbine (No.5 tank) construction from Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (9)The first bade is readied into position by the cranes whilst inside the top section an engineer is ready to insert the industrial pins into their slots.

15.06.16. Wind Turbine (No.5 tank) construction from Moorditch Lane, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (7)

An image from the west along No.5 tank.

All images: WSM.

09.06.16. Birdlog

09.06.16. Avocet, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

An evening walk again along the north banks of No.5 looking across No.6 tank. There were 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Common Pochard, 23 Tufted Duck, 46 Gadwall, (an uncounted number of) Common Shelduck, 44, Coot and 43 Common Teal (excluding the Green-winged which had bounced back across the river to Carr Lane pools).

08.06.16. Common Pochard (drake), No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)

The Black-tailed Godwit flock were well scattered but a record increase of Avocet numbered 33 birds with 2 adults and 2 chicks nearby. There were 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Redshank present.

The influx of Painted Lady Butterflies continues with them again present along the dusty tracks but in much reduced numbers. A couple of fine Brimstone’s were flying by.

09.06.16. Wind turbine erection, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The 7th wind turbine is set to be erected on No.5 tank from the newly positioned crane there.

Observer and images: WSM.

Locally a Red Kite was over the M56, Daresbury at 5.00 pm per Shaun Hickey.

07.06.16. Birdlog

28.08.15. Painted Lady Butterfly, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill MortonAfter work and a walk along the Painted Lady Butterfly littered track above No.6 tank and away from the pettiness of the day.

07.06.16. Avocet and chicks, No.3 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

A parent Avocet shielding its chicks from a marauding gull.

07.06.16. Ringed Plover chicks, No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The summering Black-tailed Godwit flock exceeded 500 birds in the recently rain supplemented water level on No.6 tank. Also present was a scattered flock of 15 Avocet with another 4 elsewhere (excluding two mobile chicks). The parent Ringed Plover pair still had 3 chicks which fed within the godwit flocks on the edge of the muddy areas. Two Dunlin were a little late moving north.

30.05.16. Great Crested Grebe, Tatton Mere, Tatton Park. Bill Morton (5)

Ducks were back to good numbers with an increase of Common Pochard numbering 13 drakes and two ducks. The arrival of a flock of 39 Common Teal were possibly part of a group displaced by a big tide out on the river and brought a Green-winged across the river to Carr Lane pools? Also present were 34 Gadwall, 23 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler and a pair of Great Crested Grebe.

07.06.16. 6th wind turbine on No.4 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The 6th wind turbine is set in place on No.4 tank and awaiting its third rotor blade.

Observer: WSM (images 1-5).

07.06.16. Avocet and chicks, Frodsham Marsh. Colin Butler

Earlier Colin paid a visit and sent his sightings here:

07.06.16. Common Buzzard, Frodsham Marsh. Colin Butler

07.06.16. Reed Warbler, Frodsham Marsh. Colin ButlerI paid a visit this afternoon to the marsh. Although it was quiet it was nevertheless enjoyable. Whitethroat giving alarm calls obviously with young nearby. Reed and Sedge Warbler where much in evidence. One Common Buzzard was the only raptor noted with Raven seen. Six Avocet were a pleasant sight especially with two young feeding happily after their parents saw off a Gadwall.

Observer: Colin Butler (images 6-8).

Locally a Red Kite was over Malpas Crescent, Runcorn at 8.00 am per Don Weedon.

Frodsham Marsh Wind Farm in Photos #8

21.05.16. Turbines, Lordship Marsh, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)21.05.16. Turbines, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)

A few additional images. The above from 21st where a segment of the fourth tower turbine is lifted into position…

21.05.16. Turbines, Lordship Marsh, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)…and viewed from the north banks of No.6 tank.

23.05.16. Wind Turbines from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)The rotor hub is lifted into position.

26.05.16. Still skyline from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (6)

A flock of Black-tailed Godwits wheeled around after being disturbed by a passing raptor with the turbines situated on Lordship Marsh and the Growhow Works beyond.

28.05.16. 5th turbine on Lordship Marsh from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1) 28.05.16. 5th turbine on Lordship Marsh from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (4)

The third turbine erected with the rotor hub being fastened into position.

28.05.16. 5th turbine on Lordship Marsh from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (5)

The hub being hoisted.

28.05.16. 5th turbine on Lordship Marsh from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (6)

A closer view…

28.05.16. 5th turbine on Lordship Marsh from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (9)

…and an even closer view.

28.05.16. Turbines, No.1 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

The finished product, one of two presently on No.1 (Cell 1) tank.

28.05.16. Turbine and the Weaver Estuary, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (2)

The Weaver Estuary and one of the turbines towering over it.

29.05.16. Turbines from No.4 tank, Lordship Marsh, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

Some images added on and taken 29.05.16.

29.05.16. Turbines, Lordship Marsh, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

The above (three) images are of the turbines situated on Lordship Marsh.

29.05.16. Turbines, Lordship Marsh, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton

All images by WSM.

Frodsham Marsh Wind Farm in Photos #7

18.05.16. Views of Frodsham Marsh from Oglet shore. Bill Morton (9)

16.05.16. Views of Frodsham Marsh from Oglet shore. Bill Morton (10)20.05.16. Wind Turbines from Pickerings Pasture. Bill Morton (2)A few views of the wind turbines from a different perspective across the river at Hale Head.

16.05.16. Wind farm, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (1)The third turbine tower is erected over on Helsby marshes.

19.05.16. Turbines at Helsby Marsh from Hale head

The same turbine but from across the river at Hale Head.

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The first rotor blade inserted.

20.05.16. Wind Turbines from Pickerings Pasture. Bill Morton (1)

Then the third rotor blade finishes it off.

19.05.16. Wind turbine on Helsby Marsh from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (3)19.05.16. Wind turbine on Helsby Marsh from No.6 tank, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton (7)A view of the Helsby Marshes from No.6 tank at dusk.

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A view from Townfield Lane, Frodsham of the turbines.

All images WSM except image 9 which was taken by David Stewart.

Frodsham Marsh Wind Farm in Photos #6

12.05.16. Wind Turbine, No.1 tank construction, Frodsham Marsh.Tony Broome (4)

A series of more recent images of the first and second wind turbines and artistically captured by Tony Broome (images 1-4).

12.05.16. Wind Turbine, No.1 tank construction, Frodsham Marsh.Tony Broome (3) 12.05.16. Wind Turbine, No.1 tank construction, Frodsham Marsh.Tony Broome (1) 12.05.16. Wind Turbine, No.1 tank construction, Frodsham Marsh.Tony Broome (2)

The above images show the installation of the second turbine situated close to Marsh Farm, No.1 tank (Cell 1).

14.05.16. Wind Turbine, No.1 tank construction, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley (2)

14.05.16. Wind Turbine, No.1 tank construction, Frodsham Marsh. Paul Crawley (1)These images by Paul Crawley (images 5-6) show pylons marching across the marsh and then a more modern power source at dawn with the illuminating lights at Weston Point.