18.03.13. Birdlog (300th posting).
1 White & 2 Pied Wagtail at Marsh Farm; 4 Chiffchaff in copse adjacent to car park above tthe fields by Redwall Reedbed with another along Lordship Lane; 12 Goldeneye on Weaver Bend, 2 Fieldfare in fields along Brook Furlong Lane; 168 Golden Plover on No 5 tank; usual ducks with small number of Dunlin, 2 Redshank & Lapwing. 53 species for the afternoon.
Observer: Peter Twist
An after work sortie along the northern banks of No 6 tank until dusk saw 36 Cormorants coming to roost. The Grey Heron was lying low down in her nest. 214 Common Teal, 26 Shoveler, 19 Tufted Duck and 3 Wigeon were noted.
A male Hen Harrier was hunting the reed beds here and presumably the same bird was sparring with the sub adult male Hen Harrier over No 4 tank. A female Sparrowhawk dashed through and 26 Ravens were present on and over No 5 tank.
The Canal Pools had 26 Coot feeding along the banks there.
No 5 tank increased its Golden Plovers from earlier in the day from 168 to c300 birds.