05.11.17. Birdlog.

A surprisingly sunny afternoon led into a beautiful evening.

We took a walk along Moorditch Lane to the forgotten mitigation area on No.3 tank (it could have been so good). I didn’t have my telescope this evening so relied on my bins.

There were plenty of Common Teal on No.6 tank with much reduced numbers of ducks from yesterday but still Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck and Gadwall.

A Cetti’s Warbler sang from the reed bed below the banks but that was the highlight.

Walking along Brook Furlong Lane and the usual Bullfinch family were skipping ahead of us on our walk with some Redwing, Fieldfare, Long-tailed Tit and Goldcrest skulking in the dense hedgerow.

The Starling flock was gathering up from various directions with a few hundred bathing in the flooded fields alongside Moorditch Lane. Against the light they were whipping up a flurry of water droplets creating an aqua haze.

Observers: Sparky & WSM (and image).

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