02.07.17. Birdlog

I started today along Brook Furlong Lane where several Chiffchaff were still singing along the way down to the river. A Badger had dug out a bee’s nest from the bank and must have suffered for its sweet dessert.  Along the river bank a small flock of Black-tailed Godwit were feeding and a Ringed Plover joined their company.

There were loads of butterflies out in force with Comma and Meadow Brown just a couple of species noted along the lane.

There were 4 Common Sandpiper dotted about the river and a small colony of Sand Martin were busy feeding their young.

Over on the Mersey Estuary there was well over a thousand moulting Canada Goose (continue their world domination of this corner of north-west England) marching out across the mud flats. A  few of the younger stragglers were running to catch up with their parents. Raven are always present out on the salt marshes but it was nice to see against a cobalt blue sky for a change.

A quick look over No.6 tank and c200 Black-tailed Godwit were resting with a flock of Lapwing and a small number of Dunlin.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston.

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