Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Marsh Harrier - Circus Aeruginosus





























Date spotted: 8th May 2012 - 3pm
Location: Ham Wall + Shapwick Heath
Observation: Sat in the hide overlooking the two Marsh Harrier nests. Watched the Harriers for over thirty minutes hunting and feeding. Came within 150 feet of hide before flying to  Noahs Lake to feed second female in a third nest.
Weather: Light Rain, Overcast, Warm
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Crow, Jackdaw, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Cettis Warbler, 2X Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Grey Heron, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard and ducklings, Great Crested Grebe, Comorant and young, Mute Swan, Bittern (in flight and heard booming) , Cuckoo (possible on way down), Swift, House Swallows, Black-Headed Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Starlings.