10.10.14. Birdlog

10.10.14. Birdlog

10.10.14. Avocet and Black-headed gulls, No.6 tank. Bill Morton

After a brief period of evening rain the rest of the walk and watch along the banks of No.5 overlooking No.6 tank was in full sunshine.

The pre-roost of Black-headed Gulls included an Avocet which remained until dusk. We didn’t think the recent evenings count of Ruff would be surpassed but more were on offer with the total now reaching 30 birds. A Golden Plover was resting up with Lapwings on No.6 tank. Over on the river a flock of 500 Black-tailed Godwits were noted flying around with 300 Lapwing.

Passerines were also on the move at dusk with a flock of 54 Alba Wagtails flying south including a solitary flava wagtail. A roving Long-tailed Tit flock contained some Goldcrests and a Chiffchaff.

10.10.14. Kingfishers, No.6 tank. Bill Morton

A male Kingfisher (blurry image taken at dusk) put on a show when one was watched perched for 15 minutes by the old drainage tower.

10.10.14. Mitigation work on No.3 tank. Bill Morton15 Raven were moving about No.3 tank where mitigation work on the proposed “wetland area” was a hive of activity with big machines flattening the area..

Observers: Sparky, WSM (and images).