Friday, 9 March 2012

The magnificent seven

Four barn owls were hunting within 500m2 last night around the Struncheonhill area:

Along with the main stars – three short eared owls showing well around the area:

Thanks to Roy Vincent for this great picture too:

Roy also managed to capture some better images of Tuesday’s avocet too:

As did HVWG:

Roy also got these great shots of the roe deer causing a riot on Watton:

This black tailed godwit was feeding today:

The two red-head smew have been getting a bit fidgety often no longer on Watton but moving between Barmston Drain and the reservoirs too. This normally happens before they disappear in the first week of April. Kingfisher though has also been livening up the pits of late – see HVWG’s picture here:

Along with a pair of goosander – often roosting on the D reservoir by Roy:

With this pair of whooper swans by HVWG:

The gull roost is still turning up the odd Mediterranean gull – Martin finding one on Wednesday night:

The 1st winter male hen harrier was also present again over Hempholme on Thursday; no pictures but Roy more than made up for it with these buzzard pictures: