18 December 2009

Gyr Falcon at Scurlage


image taken by R.M.Snowdrop, CBC this afternoon from Merrysun Lane
The Gyr was seen three times within the space of an hour at Scurlage (SS4687) this morning, in an area with good numbers of Lapwings and Golden Plovers. It is an absolutely stunning white phase bird and was well worth the effort despite the rather appropriate arctic conditions. Also seen in the same area were Sparrowhawk, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin & Buzzard. For further observations during the day see comments...

3 comments:

Barry Stewart said...

Bird seen in same place again at 13:20hrs

Barry Stewart said...

Seen to go down with a kill around 15:00hrs, again in same area (from Nigel Fairney).

Barry Stewart said...

15:41hrs ...a lot more convenient it seems - Gyr now being watched eating kill on a post! (from Nigel Fairney) - should be some nice pics from Alex by the sound of it...

...Gyr left its post at ~16:00 and flew off in direction of Worm's Head (perhaps the most likely roost site?) (from Dominic Davidson)...