15.11.19. Birdlog.

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The last hour of light of the day and a walk around No.6 tank. There were good numbers of wildfowl on the water with Eurasian Teal, with plenty of Northern Shoveler, Mallard, a few Common Shelduck and Northern Pintail. A Marsh Harrier was sat in the reed bed and a stream of Raven passed overhead on their way to their welsh roost site.

A Great Egret was stalking in the long grass on No.5 tank and a Kestrel was hovering above the egret ready to snatch any rodent disturbed by the egret.

Several small flocks of Black-tailed Godwit made their way to the Mersey estuary followed by a flock of Eurasian Curlew calling overhead. There were Little Egret seen in the distance on Lordship Marsh and a large flock of Chaffinch and Reed Bunting went to roost in the black thorn patch on No.6 tank.

A flock of Redwing, Fieldfare and Blackbird were circling around looking for somewhere to rest for the night and a Common Buzzard made a vain attempt to snatch a Wood Pigeon as the light faded.

Observer and image: Paul Ralston.

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