Friday, 14 November 2014
Raptor and Owl fest
Taking advantage of the fine weather this afternoon I dropped in at Jevington where the Rough-leg put in an exemplary performance flying overhead and hunting over the game crop. Having watched the boy disappear into the copse at the back of the fields, presumably to rest up, I headed across to Horse-eye where I met up with Geoff Gowlett. No sooner had Geoff arrived than a couple of Common Buzzard drifted across, quickly followed by a couple of cream-cap Marsh Harrier and a ring-tail Hen Harrier. Three Short-eared Owl were watched quartering, occassionally flushing Snipe and dropping into the grass, and 5-6 Kestrel were scattered across the level. A smattering of Fieldfare, heard Redwing and Water Rail, rounded off a good afternoon in the field.