30.03.19. Birdlog.

A few highlights of my wanderings today.

Starting this morning along Lordship Lane, a Green Sandpiper and a Common Snipe were by the western ramp to No.6 tank with a Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Jay towards the Growhow Works.

4 Water Pipit were on No. 6 tank along with a Marsh Harrier and a Redpoll spp flew over.

A walk to the Weaver Bend produced 14 Avocet, a male Wheatear, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Mistle Thrush and a pair of Stonechat.

The pipes of No.1 tank held a female Wheatear and another pair of Stonechat.

Observer: Alyn Chambers.

I made an after work visit with a walk around No.6 tank. The highlights were 3 Short-eared Owl, 3 Marsh Harrier and a ringtail Hen Harrier.

Ducks were very much in evidence with pairs bonding and drakes squabbling for the attention of their future mates.

Again Chiffchaff were singing from all areas and a Cetti’s Warbler joined in for good measure.

Observer: WSM (images & video).