16.01.19. Birdlog.

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The Whooper Swan herd was again in fields alongside the eastbound carriageway of the M56 on Lordship Marsh with numerous grazing Pink-footed Goose.

Observer: Shaun Hickey.

I managed to squeeze in 35 minutes of birding after work before the darkness closed in.

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A Marsh Harrier was perched while two more were drawn in by the dwindling light to settle in the reed bed for the night.

The Eurasian Teal flocks of last week have disappeared with just a couple of hundred left. There were small numbers of both Common Shelduck and Shoveler and flocks of Lapwing looking for somewhere to settle for the night.

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A few thousand Starling were observed over the Pumping Station before dropping into their roost.

Observer and images: WSM.

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