20.02.21. Birdlog.

May be an image of bird and nature

The day did’nt turn out as planned so just the last hour at Ince. No camera as it suffered water damage from yesterday. There were 6 Little Egret feeding amongst the pigs at Kinsey Lane pig farm and 2 Great Egret were out on Ince salt marsh with 4 more Little Egret being noted. A further 9 Little’s were foraging in a field along the Manchester Ship Canal path.

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Ducks featured Mallard and Gadwall on the ship canal alongside c40 Eurasian Coot, a female Sparrowhawk hunted for its supper along the hedgerows. On the nature reserve pools a few more ducks than yesterday wit Eurasian Teal, Mallard, Gadwall and Northern Shoveler with 9 Mute Swan present. A single Western Cattle Egret was foraging in the field behind the pig farm and a flock of c50 Fieldfare circled around looking for somewhere to roost for the night.

Observer and images: Paul Ralston.