15.04.21. Birdlog.

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We took a walk along Moorditch Lane and along the north banks of No.6 tank. There was just a single Black-necked Grebe present and presumably the unattached bird from the three. It was hanging out wtha pair of Tufted Duck and was mostly sleeping in the heat of the day. We left it to its slumber and concentrated on the flock of c350 Black-tailed Godwit that were dozing along the margin of waters edge. A couple of Ruff were busily feeding within the line of godwits.

Ducks were present with the majority being Common Shelduck, Northern Shoveler and Tufted Duck. A couple of Western Marsh Harrier flew over and departed elsewhere.

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A look out towards the edge of the River Mersey produced a couple of Little Egret and 276 Pink-footed Goose. nother two Western Marsh Harrier were encountered en route back.

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The pools of the mitigation had more Black-tailed Godwit 3 Ruff, 4 Little Ringed Plover, mating Common Redshank and 2 Pied Avocet.

Observers: JS & WSM (images).

Also seen were Common Whitethroat and 3 Northern Wheatear.

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