05.06.19. Birdlog.

An after work ramble down to the far end of No.3 tank and back. There c500 Common Swift hawking low over the bushes that edge the embankment between No.6 & No.5 tank this evening.

Many of these birds flying so close they nearly took my breath away. Nothing on earth can make a flock of Swift disperse more quickly than a Hobby in stealth mode, and one duly applied the pressure hunting down one from the throng.

Ducks were busy doing what ducks do at this time of year and there were more Mallard and Gadwall than at any other period this year.

A walk further on produced several Avocet, an Oystercatcher, a few Black-tailed Godwit and a pair of ‘Lover (Little Ringed) Plover’ in the act of amore.

A couple of Cetti’s Warbler sounded out across the marsh, while a Marsh Harrier did its patrols.

One of the Brown Hare was not being so photogenic as of late.



Observer, videos and images: WSM

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