13.05.21. Birdlog.

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A morning walk down to the Weaver Bend produced the 2cy Little Gull still hawking its trade up and down the River Weaver and a singing Lesser Whitethroat on the banks of the I.C.I tank.

Observer: Mark (Whipper) Gibson.

An afternoon walk again along Moorditch Lane and through to the ‘phalarope pool’.

No.6 tank had a reduced flock of Black-tailed Godwit despite the hieght of the tide on the Mersey Estuary. Hiding within their numbers were a couple of Bar-tailed Godwit (same birds from previous visits). There were 8 summer Dunlin, 2 Pied Avocet and a single Common Ringed Plover. Ducks were typically reduced in number with most birds away nesting.

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A couple of male Western Marsh Harrier were about the area and the bedraggled Common Buzzard from last evening was sadly dead today.

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The fields of the mitigation were rarher quiet with just a couple of Pied Avocet flying about. A dead cow in the ‘phalarope pool’ wasn’t there last evening. I had contact through Idris to the tenant farmer about its location.

Observers: JS & WSM (images).

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