Thursday, 26 August 2010

Bonxie terror

A Bonxie has been hanging out on The Shunan feeding on a goose carcass. This is not altogether good news as every time it flies almost all the other species fly off. The Bonx spent all yesterday on The Shunan and I only heard Wood Sand briefly in the morning and it couldn't be found in the evening. However, got down there this morning in perfect bright, still viewing conditions and there were two. The Bonxie has eaten the goose now so it's shoved off. The still conditions brought the predicted Black-tailed Godwits this afternoon with four juveniles feeding energetically, no sign of Wood Sands then though.

Yesterday did produce the first Peregrine of the autumn, a juvenile which sat on a gate post whilst the Common Gulls harrassed it and as a super male Hen Harrier flew beside the car as I drove up the track.

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