Date: Saturday 5th May 2018
Weather: Fine Warm
Leader: Graham Thomas/John Wilson
Party Number: 7 +2
A party of seven members parked down Marsh Lane at the bottom of Frodsham's main road and walked over the M56. Two bird watchers started talking to us and asked if they could join us so continued down a track then turned right.
There were birds everywhere singing and flying around. We were told about a Black Restart at the top of the track. We searched for it and eventually found it using the natural cover of a tree and scrub. It would fly down to the track then perch on a barbed wire fence.
Continued on a path that led to the River Weaver and we followed it to sit down for lunch opposite the famous Weaver Bend.
ConinueD along the river and eventually passed under the M56 then along the edge of a Housing estate. Came to the main Street and I pointed out some older houses that were sat on Red Sandstone and the newer road had been cut through the Sandstone.
It was a lovely day but a trifle warm.
We took 5 hours to walk 5 miles.
3 of us sat outside The Stretton Fox for a well deserved Shandy.
Tufted Duck m
Black Tailed Godwit
Black Headed Gull
Lesser Black Bk Gull
Wood Pigeon 300+
Cetti's Warbler h
Song Thrush h