11.03.19. Birdlog.

An after work visit and maybe the last before Storm Garth muscles in from the Atlantic.

The choppy waters of No.6 tank harboured c320 Eurasian Teal with 21 Northern Shoveler, 20 Mallard, 18 Common Shelduck and 16 Tufted Duck. A Black-tailed Godwit shared the edge of the daisy beds with a solitary Ruff.

A steady passage of Raven heading off to their evening roost continued throughout the period of my watch. One bunch of 5 birds mobbing a raptor high in the sky draw my attention to a Short-eared Owl. The owl eventually hunted low over the reed beds but without the close attention of the corvids making life difficult for it.

A Cetti’s Warbler sang out loud and proud and Meadow PipitĀ  were parachuting in display flights.

Observer: WSM (image 1). Image 2 by Paul Ralston.