Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Marsh Harriers!

Hello

This afternoon I spent a short time at Summer Leys Nature Reserve and witnessed a juvenile Marsh Harrier fly east through the reserve at 4.25pm, to the consternation of loafing gulls. Other birds included a Little Egret and six adult Yellow-legged Gulls.

Today at Pitsford Reservoir, Jacob Spinks saw the two Ruddy Shelduck north of the causeway plus two Green Sandpipers and an adult Yellow-legged Gull and birds by the Sailing Club this evening included a juvenile Mediterranean Gull, at least three adult Yellow-legged Gulls, a Greenshank and a Dunlin.

Eleanor in the meantime saw another juvenile Marsh Harrier at Blueberry Farm, Maidwell heading towards Haselbech at about 7.15pm. Other birds present included a Barn Owl, a juvenile Cuckoo and two Whinchats.

Regards

Neil M


Green Sandpiper at Pitsford Reservoir.
A superb shot as taken by Jacob Spinks.

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