30.06.19. Birdlog.

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I took a walk around No.6 and No.4 tanks this morning where Mallard, Eurasian Teal Common Shelduck, Gadwall and Tufted Duck were all on the water inmuch reduced numbers.

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A single female Tufted Duck had a brood of tuftlings with her close by. A flock of several hundred Black-tailed Godwit were feeding in the shallow waters and a Green Sandpiper selected them for company. A Marsh Harrier was perched in the reed bed and both Common Buzzard and Kestrel were adding to the raptor scene.

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The 2 Avocet chicks are growing well on No.3 while the parent birds were overly protective attacking anything that entered their territory, and drove off a Raven as I walked by.

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Reed and Sedge Warbler were commonplace during my walk and are still in good voice. As was a Grasshopper Warbler reeling on No.4, but stayed hidden in the reeds.

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Both Painted Lady butterfly and Comma were noted.

Obsever and images: Paul Ralston.

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