Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Buzzards, Kestrels & Sparrowhawks Soaring !


Date: 30/09/2014
Location: Patch - Newton St Loe

Observation: Started walk through campsite towards dog walk on entering the wooded bit a Buzzard took off about 10ft in front of me! While cursing i didn't get a photo another took off this time 5ft in front of me!! They were both sat around a magpie having breakfast.


Buzzard Doing What They Do



They continued to fly above wood so headed away and up to Seven Acre wood where another Buzzard or one of earlier ones flew over woods being followed by around 10 Crows. One Barn Swallow still hunting over Village none on telegraph wires. Nothing on bottom Lake, top lake students everywhere, it is a college after all! 

              A group of about 10 Meadow Pipits were feeding on College football pitch.


Very Jumpy, Distant Meadow Pipits



Followed on up to Park View Farm on crossing road at top I spied a Sparrowhawk with Wood pigeon impaled he took off with a magpie in tow! Again bad pic.


Sparrowhawk, Magpie and Wood Pigeon (Really It Is !)



Then while looking at Sparrowhawk a Kestrel flew above me and carried on to land on distant pole.




Instead of 12 o'clock lane headed down road towards Pennsylvania Farm 100 yards down Lane a Badger strolls across road stops, should have taken a picture at this point, and continued in to far bushes, now I take photo gone !!! The squirrel below looked on as i  hopped up and down in road at missing Badger ! 
Another Kestrel over Englishcombe Village and a group of 40+ Linnets feeding in recently cut corn fields at Haycombe Lane.


My Badger Shot ! :)


40+ Linnets Feeding In Recently Cut Corn Fields At Haycombe Lane. 



Weather: Blue Skies, Bright Sunshine 20'c
Other Species: Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Jay, Rook, Linnet,
Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, 1 Barn Swallow, Goldcrest - Of Note.


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