About the Frodblog

06.02.13. Hen Harrier (female), Frodsham Marsh. Stuart Maddocks.For overseas visitors to this blog: Frodsham Marsh is situated in the north-west of Cheshire, a county in the North West of England. Roughly half way down the west coast of the U.K. it is sandwiched between Liverpool and Manchester, and on the south banks of the Mighty River Mersey. 

Frodsham Marsh BirdBlog is a virtual replacement for the trusty old birdlog that was situated on the marsh. It served a purpose (since 1986) before the advance of the internet and, was always a first stop off before deciding which direction to take on a birder’s visit.

I decided something a little more user-friendly was called for, so, I’ve created this blog. This is not only to record my observations of the bird and wildlife present, but also to include other observers’ sightings and views about one of the best birding areas in Britain.

See review of blog on Birding Frontiershttp://birdingfrontiers.com/2012/06/03/birding-roots/

BirdGuides highlighted the marsh on their site in August 2012 follow the link and find out more. Featured Site: Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire

If you have sightings or a message either email me or use the comment box above.

Good Birding.

Bill

8 thoughts on “About the Frodblog

  1. Hi Bill me and Shaun encountered a male Red Necked Grebe on Weaver Bend this morning at 10:40 ish. It’s was just into winter plumage. Unfortunately it was contacted again today 11/10/15
    . Shaun has pictures and they are working their way to you soon 🙂
    Regards Paul Kurs

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  2. HI
    A predawn session today at the western end of No 6 tank. Distant view of Starlings ex-roost and unfortunately partially obscured by bushes but appeared to be between 19 and 21000 but difficult to be certain. Had 227, presumably ex-roost, Chaffinch heading NW on to the site plus at least another 80 similar birds out of hearing range. Other early morning stuff included 16 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare and the cream-crowned Marsh Harrier. Very few early morning ex-roost gull movements was a bit of a surprise compared to e.g. last month
    Last night saw 16 Winter Moth on the marsh in the car headlights (Lordship Lane to the single-car motorway bridge) and another 20 or so plus Mottled Umber between there and the speed camera turning. Scarce Umber en route to Manley. Will tetrad-determine these and send them in for current National Moth Atlas – two more years to go! Jean also had two (collybita-type) Chiffchaff yesterday on the maze of paths on number 4 tank. Pete

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  3. 9th + 11th August 2013

    Leucistic magpie in Runcorn still regular. Seen at 5.30pm on Friday and again 8am Sunday in the usual spot of Ascot Ave shops and trees.

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  4. 6th August 2013

    Between 6 and 7am today the 11 magpie group contained the one LEUCISTIC MAGPIE once again. It flitted between the roofs of the shop and houses, the cherry trees provided feeding. Location is Ascot Ave in Higher Runcorn.

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  5. LEUCISTIC MAGPIE

    After 2 or 3 reported recent sightings, this morning I caught up with a leucistic magpie in Ascot Ave Higher Runcorn. It was again seen foraging under the trees opposite the Ascot Ave shops.

    The bird isnt an albino (its eyes are black not pink). Its beak and legs are pink, and the black feathers are light brown except the tail which is white. How strange it looks!

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  6. 24/4/13

    Female Marsh Harrier over Number 6 Tank and a single Winchat on Weaver Bend path

    Andy and Mike Warner

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  7. 07/04/2013
    Male hen harrier tank 6, one pinkfoot with canadas tank 5, whoopers with mute swans between tank 4 and M56, wheatear tank 6.
    John gascoyne

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