24.11.17. Birdlog.

Sunshine for this mornings walk along No 6 tank, Chiffchaff amongst Long tailed tit flock, Flock of 42 Curlew, c120 Dunlin flew over No 6 but had nowhere to land so carried on back to the river. The two Fulvous Whistling Duck were once again on the water with there 75 Mallard buddies, Ducks included 230 Common Teal, 7 Wigeon, 67 Tufted Duck, c290 Shoveler, 42 Common Pochard and 34 Pintail. Shorebirds were few and far between with c1400 Lapwing by far the most numerous. There appears to be a dead swan at the back of first pools on No.3, it is partly hidden by foliage but with my telescope it does look like a bird, it is in the area I recorded a Mute Swan on my last visit.  There were no scavengers around it.

Observer: Joe Chester (image 1).

A Marsh Harrier was about at dusk with a Sparrowhawk harassing the mesmerising Starling murmurations on No.6 tank.

Observer: Shaun Hickey.