Frodsham Marshes 19.05.15

Heavy squally showers, a strong, biting wind, but a few sunny intervals

A determined group of the Team, well kitted out in ‘typical’ May garb – thermal caps and over-trousers –  met at the appointed spot to be welcomed by Bill Morton, an experienced local birder and author of the Frodsham Birdblog (click on this link), which recounts our experience so well, that I have decided to take a week off from report writing.

All I would add is (1) that I felt we had a really good opportunity to familiarise ourselves with some bird song, of Sedge Warblers and Whitethroat in particular; and (2) that I have never been quite so close to Swifts that were skimming over us along the banks of the Weaver, literally just a couple of feet above our heads.

Anyway, many thanks again to Bill for being so informative and making our morning so enjoyable (despite the weather!).

Bird List (BP)

  1. Great Crested Grebe
  2. Cormorant
  3. Grey Heron
  4. Mute Swan
  5. Greylag Goose
  6. Canada Goose
  7. Shelduck
  8. Gadwall
  9. Mallard
  10. Tufted Duck
  11. Buzzard
  12. Kestrel
  13. Red-legged Partridge
  14. Pheasant
  15. Moorhen
  16. Coot
  17. Oystercatcher
  18. Avocet
  19. Lapwing
  20. Ringed Plover
  21. Black-tailed Godwit
  22. Redshank
  23. Knot
  24. Dunlin
  25. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  26. Black-headed Gull
  27. Common Tern
  28. Wood Pigeon
  29. Swift
  30. Sand Martin
  31. Swallow
  32. House Martin
  33. Pied Wagtail
  34. Blackbird
  35. Sedge Warbler
  36. Blackcap
  37. Whitethroat
  38. Magpie
  39. Jackdaw
  40. Rook
  41. Carrion Crow
  42. Raven
  43. Chaffinch
  44. Golfinch
  45. Reed Bunting

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