Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Wednesday 7th September

The Swallows were busy again this morning with 34 counted out hawking for food, here at home. Today, around about 12 of us were treated to a "thank you barbecue" for helping carrying out  the Corncrake surveys. The figure for 2016 was 86, subject to being clarified, down from last year's total of 101 calling males heard.  While we were out, we were fortunate to see a Golden Eagle and at the end another 2 came into view. A ringtail Hen Harrier and a couple of Buzzards were also spotted. 22 Sanderling flew past out over the sea as did some small parties of Gannets flying South. On our way home, we saw the Leucistic Pied Wagtail which Louise saw the other day. Fortunately the weather remained dry, a good time enjoyed by all...

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