Sunday, 17 May 2015


 A disappointing wander around the bushes on The Point this morning, no new migrants just a handful of Swallows over. 2 Black Redstarts were singing by the power station along with several Common Whitethroats.

 A check of Burrowes Pit found no sign of yesterdays Bonapate's Gull, just a Turnstone of any note.
At Boulderwall and the Tower Pits 20+ Hobby's and many Swifts spent several hours hawking mainly high over the lakes.
 While trying to photograph them a more distant raptor caught my attention, a Honey Buzzard cruised quickly in land.
A couple of hours spent sky watching for raptors from home saw at minimum of 10 Hobby's, 2 Peregrines, 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Common Buzzards and a Raven of note, but no Kites.
A very windy Dengemarsh late afternoon, the Bittern was booming, 3+ Marsh Harriers, 40+ Common terns were screaming over the lake, a Ruff on the Hayfield along with 6 Ringed Plovers and 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 2 Black-tailed Godwits.
A Common Buzzard in the heat haze at Cockles Bridge.

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