Saturday, August 27, 2011

Patch again........

A passing Thunderstorm.
A few hours around the patch this afternoon dodging showers,saw the best highlights being provided by the superb local raptors,the best of which were 3 juv. Hobby watched hawking dragonflies over one of the woodlands.These superb falcons are always a joy to watch and they showed very nicely through the scope.A further 2 Hobby were also seen,which included 1 which almost caught a Swallow along the river.Other species recorded included 4 Marsh Harrier,which consisted of 1 male,1 female and 2 juv's and at least 15 Common Buzzard,with me also gaining superb views of a juv. male Sparrowhawk as it perched in a dead tree briefly.Also seen was a huge swirling flock of corvids,which was mainly made up of Rook's but there were also quite a few Jackdaw mixed in with them and this coupled with the strong North west wind made for some great viewing as they wheeled about acrobatically,coming down to drink near to the river.An enjoyable few hours.

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