18.03.20. Birdlog.

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An after work visit saw me on the banks of No.6 tank looking over the expanding lagoon. A flock of 81 Tufted Duck, 6 Common Goldeneye, female Long-tailed Duck still in situ, 11 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 24 Common Shelduck, 4 Common Pochard and 9 Eurasian Teal.

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The lame-legged Western Marsh Harrier has return to her summer residence and anothet bird drifted over.

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The reedy pool created by hovercrafts on the motor sports activity centre on Godscroft Lane had a single Grey Heron and a feeding Little Egret. The numbers of Raven heading off to their roost are slowly increasing.

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I bumped into Paul Ralston so an update from him hopefully later.

Observer: WSM (images 1 & 4-5).

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A herd of 18 Whooper Swan on Lordship Marsh and no sign of the Mute herd but contractors were working on the nearby turbines.

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A long dead Common Buzzard was on the bank of No.6 tank while a single Black-tailed Godwit was feeding amongst the Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Tufted Duck and Common Shelduck on the scrapes of No.3 tank.

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A pair of Common Stonechat on Lordship Lane.

Observer: Paul Ralston (images 2-3 & 6-9).