Thursday, 13 September 2012

Harrier Roost: NDC

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Another very interesting evening down at North Duffield watching the harriers coming in to roost.  The weather was not great and it was dark a good 30/40 minutes earlier than Tuesday.  As a result the harriers appeared to come in a fair bit earlier.  I'd estimate between 13 and 16 birds tonight, there was at least 5 males of various ages, 1 adult female and the rest a load of juveniles, some dark, some light.

A merlin shot through at about 1900hrs and 10 Lapwing flew south along the river.  Good times!

Just as exciting, I've booked up for my Scillies trip in October. Dave and I are going to be seeing if we can beat last years totals...Northern Waterthrush, Scarlet Tanager, Red-eyed Vireo, Solitary Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, Wilsons Snipe, Olive-backed Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Melodious Warbler, Black Kite, Woodchat, Wryneck, Bluethroat to name a few...

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