Wednesday 8 September 2010

Dawn Raid

I was at Druridge at first light this morning, it was murky with intermittent showers and force 4 SE wind. I bashed the bushes for a couple of hours before work but it appeared that few, if any birds had arrived overnight and some had cleared off, it was very gloomy though and many birds may still have been in the bushes.

I had no flycatchers or redstarts this morning, there were still two whinchats on the dune fence and plenty of blackcaps and willow warblers and a couple of reed and sedge warblers but nothing new.

Highlight of the morning though was a marsh harrier quartering the Budge fields, it was either a female or juvenile, tricky to tell as it was barely visible, sillhouetted through the gloom.

There seems to be a few birds around elsewhere though so I'll probably be back down there before work tomorrow, could well be my last chance before I go to Kenya.

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