25.05.19. Birdlog.

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A walk out to the ‘phalarope pool’ where a gathering of 119 Black-tailed Godwit were again busy feeding, sleeping and territoral fighting.

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One particular godwit found the presence of a pair of Yellow Wagtail too much and shooed them on their way.

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A couple of Avocet were also present with a pair of Tufted Duck, Mallard  and Coot were their respective broods.

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No. 6 tank had a pair of Marsh Harrier hunting the reed beds while on the eastern fringes were c450 Black-tailed Godwit, 29 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plover. There was plenty of Common Swift action over the eastern banks with c100 birds forced down by the drizzle.

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Observer: WSM (images and video).

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