25.12.12. Birdlog.

25.12.12. Birdlog

25.12.12.Common Buzzard, No 5 tank. WSM.

This Buzzard stayed put when I approached in my vehicle. The branch overhangs the track on No 5 tank and holds either this bird or a Raven or sometimes both.

14 pairs of Wigeon, 300 Common Teal, 4 pairs Pintail, 18 Common Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck and 50 Mallard on No 6 tank at high tide.

Two big female Peregrines enjoying the spoils of a Wood Pigeon Christmas dinner in the middle of No 6 tank. Both birds forced the assembled roosting flock of 1,000 Lapwing and 900 Golden Plover onto No 3 tank to avoid a similar fate. 850 Wood Pigeons were also disturbed off Lordship Marsh at the same time and headed east towards Frodsham Hill.

The old log area east of No 1 tank held a pair of handsome Bullfinches and small numbers of Redwing were present.

Observer: WSM

Merry Christmas and like the Peregrines I’m off for my Christmas dinner!

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