Observations from 3.00 – 6.00 pm.
A walk round No.6 tank and I spotted a female Marsh Harrier hunting over reed beds, c500 Golden Plover roosting, 30 Curlew dropped in later, 2 Chiffchaff either side of path between No.4 tank and No.6 tank. The 5 Whooper Swan were still out in the field near to the motorway. Over I00 Fieldfare in corner of No.5 tank with over 30 Pied Wagtail. 2 Little Grebe on the Pumping Station/Splashing Pool. 3 Buzzard in bushes nearby plus several Raven.
Then a quick walk out to the Weaver Bend and 9 Goldeneye on the river, 24 Redshank in the pools on the Lum, plus Common Snipe.
Other birds included 4 Greylag Goose with the Canada Geese. Also a Sparrowhawk hunting along hedgerow again as I got back to car.
Observer: Sean O’Hara.
Also reported a Short-eared Owl along the banks of No.6 tank. Eds