24.11.21. Birdlog.

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Starlings photo bombing the Whooper herd.Image

I spent the day walking around No.6 tank and ended up walking back in the dim wet half light. Lordship Marsh was again productive with the herd of Whooper Swan (now numbering 19 adults, and still no juveniles) and quite close to the westbound carriageway of the M56.

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Tree Sparrow & Reed Bunting.

A flock of c150 Linnet, 30 Chaffinch, Redwing and Fieldfare included a locally rare Tree Sparrow feeding with them in the maize stubble field close to the track of Lordship Lane. A Grey Wagtail added to the picture.

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Grey Wagtail.Image

A Cetti’s Warbler was proclaiming its existence to others of its kind from a bramble patch on the edge of No.4 tank.

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The ‘splashing & Phalarope pools’ on No.3 tank have a nice selection of ducks with a tame drake Northern Pintail alongside c54 Northern Shoveler, 114 Eurasian Teal, 12 Mallard and several Eurasian Coot. Further along the track and the Weasel was seen again hunting along the grassy margins. A skein of 50 Pink-footed Goose were feeding on the mitigation of No.3 tank and several hundred Northern Lapwing were moving about the area with European Golden Plover.

A quick look across No.6 tank in the steady drizzle produced 28 Common Pochard, numerous shoveler, pintail and teal.

Pintail.

Observer: WSM (images and video).

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