FIRST SWALLOW OF SPRING. 10th April.
Returned to Frodsham Marsh this afternoon....4-7pm.
Having had great day out on Sunday visiting first Moore NR and then Frodsham with Ann (Thomo)....when we saw lesser spotted woodpecker, thought I would have another look at Frodsham.
1 ring tailed hen harrier 4pm.......dropped into reeds and not seen again, 1 male marsh harrier 5.30pm good but distant views hunting over reedbed and edge of tank, and then just as I was leaving 1 superb male hen harrier, really close view quartering over reedbed. Unfortunately had just packed camera away ! Also 1 ruff, chiffchaff singing, 6 sand martin and best of all 1 swallow......first of the year.
All sightings over no6 tank.
male and female great spotted woodpecker
female reed bunting
shelduck and black tailed godwit