09.10.18. Birdlog.

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My time on the marsh was again brief but the warm sunny weather was a bit like the real summer just gone. We are having wall to wall sunshine with a caressing warm wind coming in from the south.

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The birds of No.6 tank were probably leftovers from the ‘big’ high tide earlier this afternoon with 38 Black-tailed Godwit comprising 90% juvenile birds. 34 Common Snipe cast away their normally shy nature and with gay abandon the majority sat out in full sunshine. The 5 Ruff were typically keeping to the waters edge but never really came close enough for me to take advantage of the superb light for my camera. A few Common teal and a couple of Shoveler were the only of their types here.

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A large flock of Black-headed Gull were following a plough on fields alongside Moorditch Lane. Without advertising products or companies there are other haulage firms out there (unless you want to sponsor this blog you can have the free plug Eddie).

Observer and images: WSM.

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