Monday, 3 September 2012

Osprey - Pandion Haliaetus


Date spotted: 2nd September - 4pm
Location: Somerset Levels - Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath
Observation: Travelled down to Shapwick Heath and successfully found the Osprey that had been there for over a week. The Osprey was just sat on the one perch for over 30 minutes only moving his head to move around. But still a great find as never seen one before so very exciting!
Weather: Cloudy, Rain and Windy
Other Species: Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Great White Egret, Little Egret Coot, Moorhen, Osprey, Buzzard, Little Grebe, Dunnock, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Long-Tailed Tit, Mallard.
Other Insects: Sawfly caterpillar and a Male Adder (first time ever for both of these!)