17 April 2010

Raptors in clear blue skies

This late Hen Harrier spent a little while hunting over Oxwich Marsh before circling up and over Penrice Castle; also present Simon Allen, Neil Edwards & Bob Rigdon.
Also noted were a brood of Mallard chicks, Common Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 3 Gadwall, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Stock Doves and at least 5 singing Cetti's Warblers, though no Reed or Sedge yet..

Later while 'gardening' a Red Kite then a Sparrowhawk flew over our garden in Gorseinon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Driving through Gorseinon today we were amazed to see a low flying falcon ( I think!) with a tether attached. Was it a local owner?