11.09.22 Honey Buzzards

Mostly clear light SE wind.

A number of obs. out today AR, AW, ME, JMS, SL, and myself. Raptors stole the show with 4 Honey Buzzard (2 adults & 2 juvenile) seen throughout our 4hr raptor watch, 3 Marsh Harrier (2cy male, adult male and a juvenile), Hobby, 15+ Sparrowhawk, 8+ Kestrel, an uncounted number of numerous Common Buzzard. In the bushes a mix of the usual warbler species for the season along with 2 Common Redstart, 1 Pied Flycatcher. Several thousand mixed hirundines. 50+ Yellow Wagtail and c12 Tree Pipit over.

Below the closest of todays Honey Buzzard, a juvenile at 12.15hrs.

Yesterday, the 10th Sept. saw 3 Black Redstart in shooters, 2 late Swift making up the merge highlights.


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