24.08.19. Birdlog.

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It wasn’t immediately obvious as I walked along the track that looks over No.6 tank after my day in work that the Black-necked Grebe was present, so I made my way along to my viewing spot and started  to count some of the 1200 Black-tailed Godwit resting up from the rising tide out on the Mersey estuary.

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A single Dunlin was small change for the 1000+ that have been here recently. A flock of c60 Common Redshank had with them 5 Ruff and c500 Northern Lapwing.

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After satisfying myself that there was no other waders present I started to look through the Eurasian Teal that were scattered far and wide and was eventually rewarded with a fine Garganey that make or make not me the same bird seen previously.

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Walking back I stopped off to look again for the Black-necked Grebe and this time it was sat out with 27 Tufted Duck, an eclipse drake Common Pochard and c20 Little Grebe providing a nice comparison with its slightly smaller cousins.

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Common Darter, No.5 tank, Frodsham Marsh.

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Painted Lady showing underwing.

There were plenty of Black-tailed Chaser, Common Darter and Migrant Hawker on the wing with still many ‘fresh’ Painted Lady Butterflies along my path back home.

Observer: WSM (images and videos).

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