21.05.20. Birdlog.

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I was out this evening along the River and Manchester Ship Canal. Pied Avocet were busy defending their young chicks along the river, whilethe many Black-headed Gull on the water and 2 Great Black-backed Gull gulls waiting on a concrete plinth on the far bank watching and waiting. Common Shelduck, Tufted Duck, Mallard and Gadwall were all present in reasonable numbers and a group of 10 Mute Swan were gathered together.

A single Dunlin foraged at the edge of the shore with a Common Ringed Plover closeby.

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A Northern (Greenland) Wheatear was on the canal bank and another along the pipeline on No.1 tank.

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c200 Canada Goose were grazing amongst the sheep and the European Stonechat pair were attending to fledged young.

Observer: Paul Ralston (images).

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Images by WSM.