04 & 05.09.17. Birdlog.

It’s been a bit quiet of late so I’m putting that down to a series of low early afternoon tides. Also observer coverage has been below the level for the time of year so roll on the weekend. This post is a combined two brief watches made by myself and Paul.

A flight of 23 Black-tailed Godwit darted in and alighted on the south side of No.6 sludge tank. That would have been that but another distant flock of 27 birds was watched until they circled overhead but they didn’t like what they saw and headed out to the Weaver Bend.

Duck numbers and species were in very low counts and 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 54 Mallard and handfuls of each of Common Shelduck and Teal.

A loose group of 10 Little Grebe were noted and edging in the raptor stakes were 2 Kestrel.

A very obliging Water Rail and a Green Sandpiper were out on the secluded pool and that’s about that.

Observers: Paul Ralston, WSM (and image).

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