18.10.18. Birdlog.

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A walk around along the River Weaver in bright sunshine after work this evening.

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A Little Egret was fishing on the far bank while a Fox was stalking the many wildfowl at the river’s edge. Ducks featured Tufted Duck, Common Teal, Mallard, Gadwall and Common Shelduck which were all present along with 16 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Grebe and 18 Mute Swan.

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A pair of Stonechat were in river bank vegetation and a Kestrel made the most of the fading light and managed to catch a small rodent for its supper.

Out on the salt marsh hundreds of Canada Goose made their way to the estuary and a flock of distant waders were noted.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston.