21.03.19. Birdlog.

Had a walk around the River Weaver and then a look over No.6 tank after work today.

A pair of Stonechat were on the fence on No.1 and a Brown Hare tried to flatten itself in the short grass before making a dash for it while I past by. There were many ducks species on the river with Common Shelduck, Mallard, Eurasian Teal, Gadwall, Tufted Duck and c300 Canada Goose being present. A pair of Great Crested Grebe also being present.

 

 

A small flock of Avocet made their way out to the Mersey estuary to join a group of Redshank and Oystercatcher feeding on the mud bank.

Onto No.6 tank the 2cy ringtail Hen Harrier made its way over the flood water and settled in the reed bed much to the concern of the resident Lapwing pairs. A Short-eared Owl flew high over the tank hassled by a couple of Raven which were en route to their bed, the owl was later seen hunting over the Hoverforce field along Lordship Lane.

Observer: Paul Ralston (images 2-3). Other images from archive by WSM.