Friday, October 21, 2011

Wonderfull Worlaby,20.10.11.

The patch is really coming into its own again now,with todays all day visit producing some excellent sightings through the day.The Rough-leg again put on a cracking performance,giving excellent views,but does disappear for periods,sitting in trees after eating its vole breakfast or dinner.Todays best sighting on a personal level other than the northern buteo,were 2 Hen Harrier,an adult male only seen distantly today and a juv.,which is probably a female,as it looked pretty large when seen at close range.It was watched hunting one of the pheasant strips and caught a vole,it then proceeded to eat it on the bankside of the soak drain.Thankfully there seems to be plenty of food for the raptors again this year and along with the other species the S.e.O's have now increased to 8 birds and at least 8 Kestrel were seen also.Other notable sightings today included at least 15 Common Buzzard,438 Fieldfare all moving north,2 Marsh Harrier,1 Redpoll,60 Linnet and 40 plus Goldfinch.Another superb visit.

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