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Saturday, March 17, 2012

March raptor movement

                                 Kestrel, regular at Soil Hill
                                     Buzzard over Foxhill park
                                         Red Kite over Shelf Moor
                                            Sparrowhawk , Queensbury

March so far has really produced the goods as far as raptors are concerned with regular sightings and a 7 species count local to this area.

Kestrel................. regular sightings
Sparrowhawk.......regular sightings DJS, BS.
Red Kite.......16th  BS
Peregrine.............16th  NK.
Marsh Harrier .....15th  NK
 Osprey , possible but one that got through the net...14th  NK
Buzzard.......  1st AC  1st  BS  11th x2 DJS  12th DJS  + near daily sightings of resident birds to the SW of our area, NCD.
Lets hope this continues throughout the month.

Just got a report of Wheatear at Fly Flatts, north end and a possible Night Heron flying over Oxenhope HC.

Sat watching the Tawny Owl roost tonight to see them move and after 30minutes watch both birds flew out at 1820hrs interestingly heading off in the opposite direction of a known pair so probably 2 local breeding pairs for the village. Had hoped they would have come out into the open first but they launched from inside the ivy and away in 20 seconds.
BS

4 comments:

ken said...

fantastic photos, and info. Brilliant. Keep up the great work

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks for that Ken and thanks for your interest in the blog.

AndyC said...

The red kite was reported over Northowram last sunday whilst I was in hebden with the kids watching football.

NigelK said...

er, the possible Osprey I phoned you and DJS about was on the eve of Wed 14th March, not the 12th.