Friday, 20 October 2017

Middlebere & Hartland Moor 15/10/17.

Another visit down to Middlebere and the surrounding area, Mike was keen for a run out and we spoke about staying local on forest to see if any Hen Harriers were in yet but the way Middlebere has been performing we went with that choice. 

A nice early start provided high water but as the tide began to run off the waders started to appear on the mud and by 08:05 the Stilt Sandpiper was present out on the mud feeding away. Two new colour ringed Avocets were noted included the one above wearing a yellow flag with the alphanumerics AC present, 2 juv Curlew Sanpipers & 6 Knot were still on site. 

A young male Hen Harrier zipped through as per the image below with Marsh Harriers in and out as the day progressed. 

A walk out on the moor at the end of the day produced a juv Merlin chasing mipits and perched up as per the video below. 

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