03.01.20. Birdlog.

An early dart from work and 40 minutes secured on the banks of No.6 tank watching; c300 Eurasian Teal, 26 Northern Pintail, 46 Tufted Duck, 61 Northern Shoveler, 31 Common Pochard, 2 Gadwall and 2 Common Goldeneye and a Little Egret flying over.

There were 5 Marsh Harrier coming into roost this evening with droves of Raven heading south to their roost sites. Also noted 4 Kestrel and 3 Common Buzzard.

Flocks of Pink-footed Goose were flying onto the Mersey Estuary at dusk.

Looking along Lordship Lane and I could glimpse the Whooper Swan herd in the same fields as normal.

A Cetti’s Warbler rang in the evening and a small number of European Starling were bunching up in flight.

Observer and archive images: WSM.

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