10.07.19. Birdlog.

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An after work stroll along the River Weaver and Manchester Ship Canal this evening.

A few Common Sandpiper were dotted about the canal and river at least 10 in number with 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank and several Black-tailed Godwit and Oystercatcher.

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The Avocet pair are still making a commotion at interlopers into their territory and a juvenile was seen at the edge of the river.

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Looking over the Mersey estuary and a Peregrine powered along the shoreline putting a mass of gulls and waders in to the air c60 Avocet flew along the River Weaver then turned back and settled on the Mersey shore and were joined by a Little Egret.

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The Canada Goose and Common Shelduck were out on the river and shore as were several Greylag Goose and Great Cormorant.

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A Brown Hare was noted in the meadows.

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Observer and images: Paul Ralston.