22.06.17. Birdlog

An after work visit to the marshes and another look across the mud and waters of No.6 tank. The calls of an Avocet drew my attention to four birds on the tank and were the first for a while with a couple of Ringed Plover for company.

The Black-tailed Godwit flock were back again after their previous poor showing. Their numbers reached in excess of 900 birds and a thorough scan through their numbers didn’t reveal a single colour ringed bird.

The Common Shelduck family is now reduced to 8 ducklings. There were 3 Wigeon, 21 Common Teal, 3 Shoveler, 42 Tufted Duck and a single drake Common Pochard.

A female Sparrowhawk flew over and dive bombed the Wood Pigeon flocks feeding in the ‘shrike field’ to the east of No.6.

Earlier a Hobby flew over Runcorn Hill at Weston Road.

Observer and images: WSM.

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