26.12.16. Birdlog

26-12-16-no-6-tank-in-the-evening-light-paul-ralston-326-12-16-no-6-tank-in-the-evening-light-paul-ralston-2The last hour of daylight around No.6 tank this afternoon produced a single Great Crested Grebe, Common Pochard, Shoveler, Common Teal, Tufted Duck, Common Shelduck and Mallard with 6 Mute Swan close by.

Waders were made up of Lapwing, Golden Plover, Redshank, Common Snipe, Dunlin and 2 Little Stint very much the order of the day A Marsh Harrier drifted over from No.4 and dropped down into the reed bed in the failing light. Along Lordship Lane a Kingfisher called as it made its way along the ditch and a Kestrel was noted hunting in near darkness.

26-12-16-no-6-tank-in-the-evening-light-paul-ralston-1 Observer and images: Paul Ralston.