Tuesday, 30 October 2012

30th October

Out on the moors with DJS today in poor conditions again. First bird of note was a Ringtail Hen Harrier which flew up the valley, this was followed by a Kestrel a Sparrowhawk and a Merlin which shot off down the valley. At about 3.15PM we picked up the strange looking Buzzard which bears some resemblance to a Rough-Leg but on close inspection we all came to the conclussion that its just a funny looking Common (still an interesting looking bird). Another or the same Ringtail Hen Harrier went down the valley whilst we were watching the buzzard, also had 50+ Fieldfare and the usual Grouse and Pheasants.

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