13.02.20. Birdlog.

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Another short visit after work to the marsh at Ince this evening. The flooded pools in the fields held 6 Little and 3 Western Cattle Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Mute Swan with one pair attempting to usurp and dominate the rest of the swans.

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There were Mallard, Eurasian Teal, Tufted Duck, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Eurasian Coot, Moorhen and Little Grebe all present with a single Black-tailed Godwit feeding in the shallower water.

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A Common Chiffchaff was feeding alongside a group of Blue and Great Tit in the hedge alongside the reed bed.

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For the second evening running a couple of Short-eared Owl were hunting near to the berth and the egret flock was seen going to roost at 17 20hrs in the trees near by.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston.