Sunday 30 April 2017

Hordron 30/4/17. +.

Upper Hordron barn and return. Cold and windy and shelter taken at the barn on the west gable. Another enjoyable afternoons birding here with male Merlin hunting close a few times and seen down twice. Also, - cc Marsh Harrier went e. towards mickleden, Buzzard 5, Kestrel 2, Raven total 7 includes a kettle of 6, Ring Ouzel 9, Wheatear 3, Crossbill 4 in the first plantation at the stream were still there on return with some cracking views of Siskins here. Golden Plover 1 over calling, chipping Snipe 1 barmings area and 4+ Stock Dove. Late Friday at Wilthorpe Marsh a very small area of dry mud had 1 pair of LRPs, breeding Lapwing and 2 calling Rails. Tarn center Pied Wagtail roost down to 25 with 100ish on the previous Friday opposite the No 7 pub.

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