Friday, October 19, 2007


An after dawn walk up the track this morning saw a Common Buzzard perched up, the first such siting since the spring. Also noticable were several Fieldfare flying over high going south with smaller numbers of Redwing.
At work I stopped in the layby just west of Melton Constable for lunch. This spot affords some terrific veiws over North Norfolk and is great for looking for raptors. Sure enough there were no fewer than six Common Buzzards in the air at once, they could even be heard mewing to one another. One of the birds had a noticably warm russet tail prompting me to briefly consider an escaped Red-tailerd Hawk, but apart from the tail in all other respects it was exactly like its other five associates. Also here a probable Marsh Harrier flew high south.

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