16.05.19. Birdlog.

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An after work hike around No.6 tank taking in Moorditch and Lordship lanes.

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The walk was pretty uneventful until the first Ermine Moth caterpillars and webs of the year appeared in bushes along Lordship Marsh.

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Looking out across No.3 tank revealed a disjointed flock of c300 Black-tailed Godwit on the scrapes while 5 Little Egret were seen flying from Frodsham Score along the Manchester Ship Canal before pitching down on No.6 tank.

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Apart from the mobile egrets there was more Black-tailed Godwit on the tank with c60 Tufted Duck, 20 Eurasian Teal and an assortment of other species. A female Marsh Harrier flew over but didn’t stay for long.

 

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Looking across to the ‘darkside’ of the river, I fiddled with my camera while Hale burns.

Observers: JS & WSM (images).

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