A morning visit to see what was around, I was hoping to catch up with Hobby, although I saw 4 over the Fields all kept their distance unfortunately.
However it turned out a good morning for Raptors, best of the lot will go to a female Merlin turning a female Peregrine inside out, good interaction that also pulled in a Marsh Harrier, quite the spectacle watching all 3 dog fighting.
Common Buzzard – 4
Peregrine – 2, adult Tiercel and juv female
Marsh Harrier – 4+ adult and juv’s grouped together hunting
Merlin – female
Kestrel – 12 working the fields as grass recently cut
Little Owl – usual place
Hobby – 4
Sparrowhawk - female
|Female Perergine up river|
On the wader front 19 Grey Plover still retaining some summer plumage were good to see and the Black Tailed Godwit flock numbered around 600 birds.
Bar Tailed Godwit – 4
Snipe – 3
Ringed Plover – 11
Avocet – 15
Golden Plover – 1
Whimbrel – 2
Green Sandpiper - 5
Plenty of other birds seen including 8 Yellow Wagtails, Corn Bunting and Wheatear. Photos are pretty poor, naff light and dodgy photographer.