01.10.19. Birdlog.

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A very brief visit to No.6 tank after work produced skeins of Canada Goose flighting in from the surrounding stubble field. It seems the very high tides have forced them away from the salt marshes. Emerging like a behemoth from the herd was the Greylag X Canada hybrid.

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Ducks were crowded out from the centre of the flooded tank and c900 Eurasian Teal found salvation hiding in the lea of the embankment while Northern Shoveler and Mallard were on the periphery of the geese flock. Tufted Duck are still in good numbers with 59 countered.

A juvenile Sparrowhawk did a quick recce of the gardens along Marsh Lane.

The flooded stubble field by Moorditch Lane had c200 Black-headed Gull and 4 Ruff.

A small number of Barn Swallow and House Martin were still lingering over the tank.

Frodsham Hill monument is under wraps and restoration sat on top the highest point in the local area and can be seen from the marsh.

Observer and image: WSM.

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