07.10.19. Birdlog.


An evening visit and not a soul about to share seeing the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper which in turn shared the edge of the flooded No.6 tank with 4 Ruff. A large(ish) flock of c500 Black-tailed Godwit were tucked into the edge of the vegetated margins but on several occasions they flew up in alarm when the immature Marsh Harrier flew over. There were 9 Kestrel at various points with 4 Common Buzzard patrolling the tank.

A small bunch of Raven gave me and themselves a fright when they unexpectedly flew over my head while I was stood in a gap in the scrubs on the top of the tank.

Ducks again are always a feature on the flood water with 540 Eurasian Teal, 138 Northern Shoveler, 143 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Northern Pintail, 14 Coot, 7 Moorhen and 4 Great Cormorant.

Observer and image from archive: WSM.