08.08.20. Birdlog.

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The highlight of my morning visit was a Hornet Mimic Hoverfly Volucella zonaria) apparently a scarce species which was feeding on Ragwort flower at the top of the ramp track to No.5 tank from Moorditch Lane.

A look over No.6 tank had c50 Eurasian Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, a few Northern Shoveler, a single Common Snipe, 11 Dunlin, 67 Common Redshank and c280 Black-tailed Godwit.

A flock of Black-headed Gull were following a tractor ploughing the field by Moorditch Lane.

Common Swift were still active at their nest site along Marsh Lane.

Looking over the Mersey Estuary at dusk and a small flock of 4 Egyptian Goose were on the mudflats with c500 Common Shelduck and c400 Common Redshank.

Observer and image: WSM.