Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Rough Legged Buzzard

07.15-07.45 from the fishing boats a very poor return with 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Sandwich Terns, 4 Gannets and 8 Common Scoters.
With news that the Pallas's Warbler had been seen in The Willow Trail I made my way there but no luck despite numerous attempts today. A look in Hanson saw the Glosssy Ibis doing its usual thing, 3 Greenshank of note. I had just left the hide when SB called me back to see a juvenile Rough Legged Buzzard spotted by Roi Crabier over the Tower Pits. It moved down the railway line to Kerton Road then headed towards the lighthouses, then out over the trapping area/Open Pits, then back out over Lade towards Littlestone where I lost it, but was seen by others back near the tower and back of the airport. By driving down towards The Point, I managed to catch up with it near the lighthouse when it was in the company of a Common Buzzard, then again as it crossed the road near The Gantry. 
                                                Juvenile Rough Legged Buzzard

Crossing the road overhead by The Gantry!
1 of c300 Stock Doves over the ARC area today
Around the ARC today a late Hobby, 6 Sparrowhawks, a Merlin, 2+ Marsh Harriers, a Bittern, a Great White Egret, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 6 Swallows, c300 Stock Doves, 6 Tree Sparrows, 6+ Siskins, 2+ Redpolls and c300 Golden Plover.
This afternoon a visit to Galloways and Dengemarsh Gulley with MH saw 7 Stonechats, 2 Wheatears and a male Black Redstart of note.

1 comment: