27.07.17. Birdlog

The two juvenile Marsh Harrier were very active along edge of No 6 tank, good to see one Golden Plover and Green Sandpiper.  Low tide so only four Black tailed Godwit, 180 Lapwing but 98 Dunlin and two Ringed Plover on tank. 30 Tufted Duck, 35 Common Teal and just 14 Common Shelduck.

Observer: Joe from Chester.

After work trip down to the marshes and on No.6 tank was a flock of 500 Black-tailed Godwit which much surely be tide related? The juvenile Golden Plover that was seen by Joe earlier was still present and is an early migrant for this time of year. A few Redshank, 1 Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper were also noted.

A Wheatear was on the pipes along No.1 tank.

Leaving the marsh a female Tufted Duck was in the dike along Moorditch Lane with a flotilla of her fluffy ducklings.

Observers: Paul Crawley, WSM (images).

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