15.02.19. Birdlog.

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Nothing out the ordinary but plenty of Raven feeding on the lambing casualties. A pair of Stonechat in the reeds on No.6 tank. A small number of Shoveler, Eurasian Teal and Mallard on the scrapes on No.3.

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A couple of Kestrel and 4 Common Buzzard noted.

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The Whooper Swan herd could be seen in the distance near to Hillview Farm and a large flock of Lapwing and c30 Dunlin heading inland for the night.

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Observer: Paul Ralston (images 1-4).

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After an early dart from work we decided on a walk around No.6 tank and somehow avoiding PR en route. The Eurasian Teal flock were a bit flighty when their arch nemesis the Common Buzzard sat on its watch tower (the brick drainage tower) on the south banks of the tank. I thought they numbered in excess of c700 birds.

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During the course of our walk at the ‘Splashing Pool’ we watch 4 separate Marsh Harrier coming into roost, one particular bird with tatty wings and what appeared to be a dangling damaged leg. It circled high very close to one of the wind turbines on No.4 tank.

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The Peregrine was perched on top of the blue chimney at Weston Point.

The Whooper Swan herd was took in close to a hedge for the night and 5 swan spp flew in to No.6 tank as the sun set over the yardarm/turbines.

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Observers: JS & WSM  (5-25).