06.02.19. Birdlog.

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I managed to squeeze in an hour and half worth of birding after work today and with some decent light to play with.

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The Eurasian Teal flock (1150 birds) were back after the thaw of ice in recent days, with most secreted in the flooded daisy beds and occasionally flushing themselves out onto open water.

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A couple of Marsh Harrier were perched in a tree at the other end of the tank and were joined by a Raven shortly after. These harriers were also joined by a third/fourth bird at their roost site.

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Forty Raven were watched heading back to their natal home in North Wales. The only other bird of note was a Barn Owl hunting the reed beds at dusk.

Observer: video and images: WSM.