11.09.18. Birdlog.

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From this (birdless) arid No.6 sludge tank…

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…to this (birdless) wet No.6 tank overnight. Time for me to pray to whatever god is fashionable and get some waders back where they belong on the marshes.

I spent a couple of hours wandering the tracks between No.6, No.5 and No.3 tanks this evening but without much success. The avian highlight included one of the juvenile Marsh Harrier quartering the reeds and wooded thickets on No.6 where it dislodged a flock of Wood Pigeon. 3 Common Teal on the secluded pool with another 10 on No.3 were about it.

Large numbers of gulls were circling high over Ince while several hundred hirundines were moving through.

A little earlier Rob Cockbain had a Honey Buzzard heading south-west over Pickerings Pasture but the invisible avian force field kept it well away from here.

Observer and images: WSM.

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