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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Barking Bay August 28th

Visited in the hope that there may have been some of the sea birds left over from Fridays movement up the Thames. Common Tern numbers were up in the 40's, no Blacks present but did locate a Sandwich Tern going up river.

Barking Bay looking west

Not many waders around, did not cover it all so likely missed some birds.Only 3 Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatchers showing on the mud along with 42 Shelduck.Yellow Wagtail over with Sparrowhawk and Kestrel having a domestic squabble over the grassland, pity I could not have got closer, light was good.

Kestrel and Sparrowhawk talon locking


Prevoius to this as I was driving in from Hornchurch, I located a Peregrine on prey up on a pylon.From what I could see, it looked like a feral pigeon.The peregrine was quite large, and had a 'sharper '  forehead from the bill so very likely a female.

Falcon with prey

Who's looking at who?

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