It will be the last after work visit to the marsh until the winter solstice is well and truly over. A couple of Short-eared Owl hunting together across the rough pasture land and construction work site this evening and were unconcern by the site traffic moving back and to.
A Sparrowhawk was perched up and then hunting the wader flock on No.6 tank in the twilight. The plover roosting up didn’t realise what was going on within their midst as the Sparrowhawk craftily selected an unsuspected wader. Other birds within the flock had to be identified via silhouette because of the light so 250 Dunlin, 12 Black-tailed Godwit and a mixed group of 500 Golden Plover and Lapwing. Duck present and barely identifiable in the dark included: Pintail, Teal, Mallard and Shoveler.
A dead Badger was on the bridge above the M56 on Marsh Lane.
Observer and images: WSM