24.06.20. Birdlog.

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A hour or so after work along the River Weaver.

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The juvenile European Stonechat were flycatching along the river path while Reed Bunting, Sedge and Reed Warbler were all noted with some feeding young in the reeds along the way.

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There were 2 Common Sandpiper and 3 Common Redshank on the river bank and a Western Marsh Harrier crossed the river followed by a flock of Eurasian Starling. An additional c400 were feeding in the fields around Marsh Farm and again nothing shone out from the crowd. A look over the Mersey Estuary produced c2000 Canada Goose on the mudflats and the Pied Avocet numbers were low compared to recent visits.

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Another pair of European Stonechat look to be feeding a second brood on Alder Lane and quite a model pair they are.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston.