Tuesday, March 31, 2009
a bit tamer than the usual patch birds but the thick grey cloud masked the sun all the time it was in view which was a shame but a fine bird; it was catching lots of worms in the meadow; I can also add this file to my birds and public rights of way folder along with Steppe Grey Shrike!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I had assumed that this young male Marsh Harrier was the same bird that had been on the patch since January but looking back at photos lower one from January 2nd it is clear that this is a new bird in a less advanced state of moult so is the lower bird a year older?
Saturday, March 21, 2009
my association with Marsh Harriers has been ongoing for 25 years --- digital photography has allowed me to get images that I never managed with the old slides; today this 2cy female was hunting in front of the hide for quite a spell providing amazing opportunities