Friday, 10 November 2017

One of those Lazy Day's with a Hen Harrier

We had one of those, lazy, on holiday days today, a lay in, Breakfast taking in the view of Swanage Bay before heading out to Ulwell, then on to Studland Middle beach, with the view of Old Harry's Rocks as above but 16 Black necked Grebes was the highest count I have had of this species with 4 Brents as well. 

After this it was on to a nice view point, however the fog was clinging to this area and so moving on to Middlebere where again, no sign of the Stilt Sandpiper but a nice fly by from the female Hen Harrier  bottom image, was appreciated and then time for a late lunch break in Corfe village and then a walk out on the moor to burn off some the calories of the Carrot Cake and Bakewell Tart of which, this allowed for a second helping of the female Hen Harrier as dusk blanketed the land, arrival back at the car park had us bumping in to  two Gillingham birders who were pretty upbeat with their afternoon session even though they also failed to locate the Stilt Sandpiper they did score with a GG Shrike, Hen Harrier, Barn Owl and a few other bits. 

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