Tuesday, 8 May 2018

May Bank Holiday Weekend - Round Up.


The weekend came and went but the bank holiday weather remains, several areas visited during the weekend provided a few late but new species for the year. Yellow Wagtails were very evident and added to the brightness of the day. Woodlarks sang nearby whilst sky watching provided Gos, Common Buzzard, Spar, Kestrel and Hobby performing above. 

A look for Wood Warblers at a usual site didn't pay off but Firecrests and Redstarts gave song to the area. 

A pair of Montagu's Harrier was a welcome treat and I had forgotten just how good this species is, watching a male and female part displaying was a privilege with the male seeing off an intruding Red Kite. Watching Hobbies hawking during a sunny summers evening was nice and a species that is still up there in my top ten favourite species. 

A dead fallow Deer on an area of open land made us wonder if it been put there on purpose to try and bring in a Kite. Lapwings, Curlews and Stone Curlews all appear to be settled on the breeding grounds.   
















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