19.09.19. Birdlog.

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I parked off the marsh and walked in. My first port of call was a amble around No.6 tank in the evening light. A Hobby was flying over the M56 and heading towards the tank.

A late Willow Warbler was foraging along Moorditch Lane and a Kestrel was hunting the bank of No.3 tank. There were good numbers of wildfowl on the water which were made of Mallard, Tufted Duck, Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Common Shelduck a few Gadwall, plus a couple of Northern Pintail.

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Unfortunately there were no Black-tailed Godwit flock present this evening, but c30 Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank and a Ruff were noted alongside c50 Northern Lapwing.

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The ‘phalarope pool’ supported 2 Mute Swan, c20 Eurasian Teal and 2 Ruff which fed in the shallow waters. A Marsh Harrier flew over No.3 and on to No.6 and the same bird or another was later seen hunting over Lordship Marsh.

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A flock of c60 Mallard flew on to the corn fields to feed on the grain left over after the harvestĀ  and were spooked by a Common Buzzard on a mission.

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Observer: Paul Ralston (all images).