Monday, August 30, 2010

Falco subbuteo..

A few hours on the patch again today in the same blustery conditions as experienced on Thursday,saw me getting superb views of a juv. Hobby sat in one of the many stubble fields that are now appearing since the harvesting began.I managed great views after hearing it calling as it mobbed a juv. Kestrel and later saw it again interacting with a couple of Kestrel's,great stuff!,it is always a treat to see these super little Falcon's and in recent years i have had the good fortune to encounter them regularly at this time of year on the patch.Other highlights of the raptor kind,included a good count of 21 Common Buzzard,2 Marsh Harrier(Juv and ad.Female),2 Sparrowhawk and 8 Kestrel.There were quite a few passerines about today which included 130 Linnet,90 Goldfinch,25 Meadow Pipit and a Willow Warbler.The only wader's observed were a flock of 9 Snipe.Again,a good few hours enjoyed on the patch!.

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