Saturday, 3 November 2012

Raptor Fest

A much improved day weatherwise and it was good to get out for a walk on a calm day without the strong wind.  We got out early and found a Short Eared Owl sat on a fencepost at Holme Fleet with another flying close by.  A Kingfisher  flew past and a male Marsh Harrier was also over the marsh not far away.  The Great Grey Shrike was showing well along Greatham Creek, although always distant.  Two Barn Owls were perched on the box when we arrived  but soon disappeared into their home.  The Buzzard was also around but it too was always distant.  A Sparrowhawk did a fly by for us.  On seal sands there were good numbers of Grey Plover and Red Breasted Merganser. 

Short Eared Owl
 Marsh Harrier
Great Grey Shrike
Barnacle Goose
Couldn't resist taking a picture of this flower making the most of the sunshine on such a cold day along Greatham Creek.

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