Friday, 19 September 2008

Raptor Fest......, 19th September

......well almost!

Another flying visit at lunchtime today to my farmland bird feeding station on Rawcliffe Moss. It was pleasing to note that a few passerines are now starting to find the food and not just the usual gang of pesky Pheasants. A handful of Chaffinch and a couple of Tree Sparrows are now feeding on the seed.

Just as I had thrown a bucket of seed down a cracking male Marsh Harrier came drifting past flushing Snipe here, there and everywhere. Awesome! This was followed by Kestrel and 2 Common Buzzards. One of the Common Buzzards was hunting over a recently cut cereal feed and at times it was hovering over the stubble. The second Common Buzzard was perched up and I had to give it close scrutiny just to make sure it wasn't a Honey! The raptor fest. was completed by a female Sparrowhawk being mobbed by a gang of Jackdaws.

Tree Sparrow - numbers should start to build up soon

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