27.02.19. Birdlog.

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I spent part of the day watching the sunrise from Eastham and the sunset at Frodsham.

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There were plenty of Tufted Duck and Common Shelduck on the River Weaver with smaller numbers of Eurasian Teal, Mallard, Gadwall and Goldeneye.

There were several Little Grebe and a single Great Crested noted. Pairs of Oystercatcher were claiming their territory along the river and 8 Ringed Plover bunched together.

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No.1 tank had c300 Canada Goose and then all flew out to the river to their roost. There were hundreds of gulls streaming along the Weaver estuary before dropping on to the Mersey estuary where Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Lapwing and Cormorant sitting on the sandbanks.

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A Brown Hare made its way across the fields as the light faded and Raven headed south again to their Welsh homeland roost.

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Observer and images: Paul Ralston.

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