04.11.12. Birdlog

04.11.12. Birdlog (No 6 tank unless otherwise stated).

24 Tufted Duck, Pochard, RD, 600 Common Teal, 2 Wigeon and 24 Shoveler.

650 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 170 Curlew, 3 Dunlin at the roost. 8 Redshank feeding in the manner of Avocets, shifting bill from side to side and all in a compact group. An impressive count of 30 Common Snipe was notable.

Winter Golden Plover flock. Image by Mike Roberts.

Water Rails continue to call in the reedbed below the northern banks of the tank.

5 Ravens were holding hostage to a bewildered (presume juvenile) Common Buzzard until I drove past and gave the Buzzard enough distraction to make a bolt for it. Also noted was the female Sparrowhawk.

Several Redwings were heard as they flew over head at dusk.

Observers: Arthur Harrison, WSM.