A (female) Merlin perched and really tame on an elder bush along the track on No 3 tank this evening. This is the same bird Paul Crawley photographed last week and has some bluish-grey feathers on the upper scapulars so, a little unsure to it actual sex? Although without much to compare size with I’m fairly certain it is a female because it looked a large individual. Images by WSM.
No 6 tank: 21 Tufted Duck, 12 Common Teal, 23 Mallard and 100 Common Shelduck.
Observers: Neil Blood, WSM.
A female Ring Ouzel was seen briefly this evening before flying across the narrow pool between No 3 and No 4 tank. Also female Marsh Harrier over No 4 tank.
No 6 tank: 9 White Wagtail, 2 Little Ringed Plover and a lone Swift.
14 Wheatears in ploughed field along Lordship Lane and a female Whinchat on fence by Redwall Reed bed.
Observer: Nigel Blood.