18.07.19. Birdlog.

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Another chance to pop down to the marsh and bumping into Arthur Harrison was a welcome release from the rigours of work.

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A look across No.6 tank had more Black-tailed Godwit than last evening with c300 birds. 37 Dunlin, 46 Redshank, 7 Little Ringed Plover, a single Ruff and a fine summer plumage Red Knot.

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A prowling juvenile Grey Heron managed to catch a duckling and after being harassed by a Black-headed Gull it tossed its head and gulped it down. The poor duckling could be seen struggling on its way down the herons neck.

Observer and images: WSM.