Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rainy Patch.....what else!.

A visit this aft to the patch for the last few hours of light....well almost light,saw more,you guessed it...showers!.Thankfully a few nice birds were seen to make up for the rain.The best sighting went to the adult female Hen Harrier watched hunting for about 15 minutes before going to roost,a cracking bird and great to see she is still around with the profusion of idiots with guns in this part of the world.Also over and around the wet pasture were 1 Barn Owl and 2 Marsh Harrier,the Marshies consisted of what looked like the adult female and first adult male(2nd calendar year autumn),both of which have been around for a while in the area.The Barnie was distant over the far side of the pasture and the female Marsh flew north west towards the Humber,but the male Marsh showed nicely as it hunted the pasture and eventually followed the female towards the Humber at almost dark.Three of the always present Common Buzzard were seen and four gorgeous Goldcrest 'Peeped' in the small conifer plantation while a mixed flock of Fieldfare and Redwing passed over on their way to roost.A decent few hours despite the rain,hopefully some dry weather is on the way soon.

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