Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Some raptors, at last!
A lunch time walk up the track today proved very fruitful, compared with the rest of the spring. With the wind swinging from south through to NW, I wondered if that had any bearing on the 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Red Kite, 1 Common Buzzard and single Hobby all moving west? As usual I was left contemplating on how, all over the rest of the country Honey Buzzards are seen with increasing regularity, but here I have yet to have a single spring record? I have a suspicion that they may not be quite so widespread, a view which was further enhanced by a photo on a well known birding website which clearly shows a Common Buzzard but has been posted as a Honey!