Sunday 19 February 2023


Walland Marsh - mild, dry, cloudy, SW2 - This afternoon, in favourable weather conditions, I joined Chris P for the monthly harrier roost count out on Walland where a total of 21 Marsh Harriers came to roost in two different parts of the reedbed. Other raptors included two Common Buzzards and a Peregrine, plus a Raven. Also noted several hundred Lapwings and Golden Plovers in the general area along with flocks of c1,000 Starlings, 150 Fieldfares, 10 Goldfinches and 16 Corn Buntings. Cetti`s Warbler, Water Rail and Snipe were heard at sunset and 16 Bewick`s Swans flew in as we walked back to the car.

                                    Sunset over Walland Marsh

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