02.05.17. Birdlog

Normal service is resumed. Following the overnight departure of the Black Tern flock out to the Mersey estuary it was a relatively quiet today.

There was a build up of Black-tailed Godwit with c300 present on the mitigation of No.3 tank and another c400 on No.6 tank. Generally the majority of the godwits were in non-breeding plumage so I would hazard a guess these birds will be spending the summer in the vicinity? A Bar-tailed Godwit was spotted with them earlier but didn’t hang about.

A flock of 13 Ruff included the characters Agent Orange, Mr White and a new contender Mr Brown. All three of these males were strutting their stuff and fanning out their neck feathers in front of a Reeve and the winner on this occasion was Agent Orange.

A single Dunlin joined a few Avocet who were either feeding on six or postulating on No.3.

There was little change with the ducks frequenting No.6 tank.

A Hobby was seen heading north over to the estuary but again didn’t stay for long.

Most of the summer warblers were establishing territories including a very vocal Cetti’s Warbler.

Observers: Simon Pinder, WSM (images).