10.04.19. Birdlog.

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An evening walk along the River Weaver this evening started with several Chiffchaff showing along Brook Furlong Lane while 4 Curlew were feeding in the field alongside the river.

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On the water were Tufted Duck, Common Shelduck, Mallard, Eurasian Teal, Gadwall and still 7 Goldeneye being present with the usual Canada Goose pairs.4 Great Crested Grebe and a single Little Grebe. A Common Buzzard was flying low along the river bank and flushed a small group of Rredshank and Oystercatcher.

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Also the first multiple Common Sandpiper (5) were spread out along the river bank with a single Sand Martin hawking over the Manchester Ship Canal.

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Observer and images 2-6: Paul Ralston.

Image 1 by Duncan Cowley.