18.05.21. Birdlog.

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A Great Egret was in the flooded ara by the ‘phalarope pool’ and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler made its presence known.

Observer: John Gilbody (images 1-2).

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An after work visit to the River Weaver drew a blank on Common Redstart and Whinchat reported, but several Western Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Chiffchaff were quite vocal. The two mixed songset Willow Warbler with a flurry of Chiffchaff (known to us by the name ‘Chillow’ and thanks to Jimmy Mancini for that) were present along Brook Furlong Lane.

A Peregrine was on the blue topped chimney at Weston Point and closer to home on No.6 tank were 86 Black-tailed Godwit and 46 Tufted Duck. The pumping of sludge into the south west corner is increasing the water level and reducing the numbers of birds using the tank.

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Spindle Ermine Moth Caterpillars
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…and finally, Ironman drops in to save the day.

Observers: Kevin Brown, WSM (images 3-4).