25.03.19. Birdlog.

A walk around No.6 tank produced some fine birding with a couple of Pink-footed Goose circling the tank before heading back to the Mersey marshes, 41 Tufted Duck, 130 Eurasian Teal, 4 Gadwall, 74 Shoveler, 21 Common Shelduck, 3 Ruff, c100 Curlew, 1 Little Grebe and 43 Coot.

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A couple of Marsh Harrier were out and about while the ringtail Hen Harrier was sat on the flattened reed bed before rising and having a set to with a Short-eared Owl.

The mitigation area had 12 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 13 Eurasian Teal and 31 Coot.

Plenty of Chiffchaff filling the evening air but still no hirundines in the cold but bright north-westerly wind. The Raven movement to the south continued at dusk.

Observer (images 1-2): WSM & image 3 by Duncan Cowley.

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