06.07.19. Birdlog.

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Out and around No.6 tank this dull morning with Tufted Duck, Common Shelduck and Little Grebe all with young on show this morning.There were c100 Black-tailed Godwit feeding in the shallows and were joined by a noisy Avocet for a short while. A pair of Avocet on one of the scrapes was guarding their 2 well grown chicks. They were joined by another 2 Avocet which combined their forces to drive away a Common Buzzard. They continued to vent their anger by bullying a Common Shelduck that were sharing the scrape with them, the duck stood its ground and refused to budge.

Linnet and Goldfinch were feeding on the thistle heads and had several young with them.

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Along Lordship Lane Reed and Sedge warbler were busy feeding young as were Common Whitethroat and Reed Bunting. On one bush along the lane held Linnet, Goldfinch, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Dunnock, Robin, Blue and Great tit.

A Lapwing took offence with a juvenile Kestrel sitting on a post and chased it over the bank.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston.

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