Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Local Patch Barnies....

A visit to the patch this aft in the lovely autumnal sunshine,saw me seeing a whopping 6 Barn Owl's,the first 2 started to hunt at about 2.30 pm,with the others gradually appearing.At one stage there was 4 birds together,hunting around the wet pasture field and 2 to the north of the car park,along the soak drain.I managed to get some superb close views today,not only in flight,but also on the ground,as a couple of individuals were watched catching vole's,which there seems to be an abundance of this year.A couple of good sightings were seen down at the river today and included a flock of 5 Goosander(3 drakes and 2 redheads),which flew south towards Brigg and another winter visitor to the area,4 Whooper Swan which flew in and landed on the river and comprised of 3 adults and a single juv.,both species,a welcome sight!Other highlights consisted of the ubiquitous Common Buzzards,with 9 being seen today,1 adult Peregrine,1 2nd winter male Marsh Harrier,a single Green Sandpiper,400 Teal and a Woodcock which was flushed from a hedgerow near to the Poplar wood.An excellent few hours,with the carrs now coming into its own!.

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