Monday, 29 August 2016
Ewden cabin + return 29/8/16, D Simmonite, S Green.
An excellent afternoon in much improved weather. Very good light and a fairly cool breeze kept the heat haze away. Results - Osprey south past the cabin at 1-05pm, Marsh Harrier 2 both together at one point, Peregrine 2 1 adult and 1 streaked imm scene twice. C Buzzard 6+, Kestrel 6+, Sparrowhawk 3 with 2 together showing well. Raven 8+ and probably into double figures. Stonechat party of 5 on the plantation fence left of the entrance gate. Redstart 1 in the first plantation and a calling Bullfinch, Curlew down to 1, Meadow Pipit a slow build up of about 20, Stock Dove 2 and an interesting passage of 200+ House Martins going s early afternoon. Lastly, the cabin Swallows were going in and out all afternoon still appear to be feeding young.