Thursday, 28 February 2013
Inspired by yesterdays handfull of raptors I returned to the site with scope and tripod today. Not much doing though, only had rusty the local Common Buzzard and 10 Stock Doves. Had to wait 2 hours before the next raptors came along in the form of two Peregrines which set upon rusty and gave him a good kicking. 13 Lapwings and 6 Mistle Thrushes in nearby fields.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Had a walk up to a local watch point today in the hope of some raptors. Didnt take long before a Kestrel appeared followed by the local male Buzzard. A Peregrine then came down the valley and a distant accipiter got me going for a while but just couldnt clinch id, too distant.A Raven was a nice surprise as it flew up the valley calling, 24 Lapwings in the fields and lots of Mistle Thrushes kicking about. 1 or 2 Green Woodpeckers in the valley as well as lots of Green and Gold Finches. Also had a very distant flock of probable geese moving east.
Posted by heavy birder at 10:26