11.02.19. Birdlog.

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With the evening light good I made it to the marsh after work and managed to fit in an hour and half before the dark settled in.

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The Eurasian Teal flocks are much reduced since the weekend with several hundred still hiding in the flooded daisy beds. A single Pintail, 12 Common Shelduck and 17 Mallard were the only other ducks on the pool.

A Cetti’s Warbler gave a brief blast of song at dusk.

The Marsh Harrier roost included four birds which hung about into the dark. The highlight was a ringtail Hen Harrier which didn’t hang about for.

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The Whooper Swan herd could be seen playing hide and seek in between the hedgerows by Hillview Farm.

A skein of Pink-footed Goose were heading to Frodsham Score for the night while c550 Curlew were an impressive sight as they flew overhead to the Mersey estuary.

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A large disruption of Lapwing rose from high over Frodsham Score.

Observer and images: WSM.

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