I took a walk around the River Weaver this afternoon. Walking along Brook Furlong Lane which was quiet apart from a single Greater Whitethroat and a couple of Chiffchaff, but things picked up as a Marsh Harrier which hunted over Redwall reed bed and 3 Whinchat were sat on the fence, also spotted were 3 Reed Warbler singing in the ditch.
The river had held the usual wildfowl which included Tufted Duck, Common Shelduck, Mallard and Gadwall. Also noted was a pair of Canada Goose trying to shelter their brood from the Lesser Black-backed Gull on patrol.
A Common Sandpiper was foraging along the canal bank.
There was a couple of female Northern Wheatear near Marsh Farm and a Brown Hare made its way across a meadow.
Observer: Paul Ralston (images).
An after work walk around No.6 tank was productive with 374 Black-tailed Godwit roosting and sleeping in the flooded…
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