22.01.21. Birdlog.

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Our exercise for today was around the lanes and tracks of the marsh. The herd of Whooper Swan had reduced to 13 birds off Lordship Lane. A Lesser Redpoll was in the bushes on the bank of No.4 tank.

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A look over Frodsham Score produced 7 Barnacle, c1500 Canada and c5000 Pink-footed Goose. Several Little Egret were about and 3-4 Great Egret were noted.

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The ‘splashing pool’ had c45 Eurasian Teal and 31 Northern Shoveler with Eurasian Wigeon and more teal and shoveler on the mitigation pools. A male Merlin dashed passed (AH) and 3 European Stonechat were along the fence line. The cows by the Canal Pools had an attendant Little Egret with them.

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No.6 tank had the usual amount of Tufted Duck, Northern Shoveler, Common Shelduck and Eurasian Teal.

Observers: JS & WSM (images).

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