10.09.17. Birdlog

No.6 tank this afternoon for the high tide with c300 Black-tailed hosting a single Bar-tailed Godwit. The buffeting blustery south-westerly was ripping through the marshes and most of the shorebirds were struggling to stand up were their shoulders down and legs flexed. The 15 Ruff and a Grey Plover, 3 Avocet were mixed in with 40+ Dunlin and at least one Curlew Sandpiper. A big raft of 168 Shoveler were on the water with Mallard, 183 Common Teal, 10 Common Shelduck, 7 Gadwall and 28 Tufted Duck. There were several Common Gull joined the Black-headed Gull flock on the tank. Both Common Buzzard and Kestrel were active around the banks.

The flooded field on Lordship Marsh held 4 Ringed Plover.

Observers: Paul Ralston, Ron Brumby, Frank Duff, WSM (and image) & Sparky.