10.9.19 No Harrier

A bright start to the day in contrast to yesterday, light wind strengthening SW by 3pm.

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Sparrowhawk over the old trapping area first thing.

After a 3 day stay, the Montagu’s Harrier appeared to have moved on with no sign between dawn & dusk. Although it proved to be somewhat of an enigma throughout its visit.

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Montagu’s Harrier from yesterday.

JP joined me today hoping to catching up with the Harrier. Most of our time was spent walking the fields and then sky watching for raptors so the bushes were largely neglected by us.

1 Grey Heron very high NNW, 1 Hobby, 1 Merlin, 3 Peregrine, c12 Common Buzzard, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Alba Wagtail, c50 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, c20 Meadow Pipit, 11 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 2 Common Redstart, 4 Robin, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Swift, c1000 hirundines seen throughout the day, slight passage first thing then birds seemed to be lingering over the headland, c10 Dunnock with some birds high suggesting movement, c20 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, c10 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c18 Blackcap.

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Dunnock on the move this bird dropping into the old trapping area.

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House Sparrow at Cornish Farm.

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