06.09.18. Birdlog.

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I took a walk along the River Weaver this afternoon. There was a flock of c30 Little Grebe dotted about the river with decent numbers of Mallard, Common Teal, Common Shelduck and a few Tufted Duck being noted.

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A flock of c200 Black-tailed Godwit were on the sand bank with c300 Lapwing, c30 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin and 2 Ruff. 4 Mute Swan and a Little Egret made their way down river.

House Martin and Swallow were feeding along the river bank and being busy feeding up for the big haul south ignored a Kestrel hunting alongside them.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston.

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Additionally over at Widnes Warth Marsh a feeding flock of 45 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 17 Redshank, 3 Little Egret and a singing Cetti’s Warbler per WSM.