Friday, 21 March 2014

Goshawk returns !

Weather: SW-6, cool with sunny intervals

The paddocks this morning held five Pied Wagtail, several Skylarks, Fifty Linnet and two Twite. West of 'wryneck ridge', Meols three Wheatear fed up amongst the coastal dunes no doubt wondering what to make of the stiff south westerley. An additional two Wheatear were at the inland fields, park lane and a single Redpoll over west. Other migrants today were one Chiffchaff (our first of the spring) several Goldcrest and a small trickle of fifty Meadow Pipit over. 

Meanwhile the escaped Goshawk continues to upset the local avifauna, whilst other raptors today included two Kestrel, a distant Peregrine and four Common Buzzards.


Very fearsome, almost straight out of a Finnish Larch forest or in this case a cage! AMC




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