13.08.17. Birdlog

A few sightings from Sean today included 8 Common Sandpiper on the River Weaver. Over on No.6 tank was 500 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper and a Spotted Flycatcher in trees above the track on No.5 tank.

Observer: Sean O’Hara.

Sparky and myself had a family engagement so afterwards we walked off a little alcohol consumption along the track on No.5 tank. The Spot Fly that Sean had found earlier wasn’t on show and the area of open water and mud on the tank below the track was almost devoid of birds except for a few species of ducks including an eclipse drake Common Pochard. The resident Black-tailed Godwit (wing injury so can’t fly) was again in the eastern corner of the tank, 120 Lapwing and 6 Ruff were the only other birds of interest.

Observers: Sparky and WSM (archive image).