|Hen Harrier at Wallasea Island|
Then we spotted a ring-tailed Hen Harrier which was later joined by a second smaller bird and they hunted together along the ditches of the far side of the field moving large numbers of Linnet, Skylark and Corn Bunting as they went about their search. A couple of Stonechat, a few Little Egret and a pair of Stonechat added to our list for the day along with big movements of Starling and Wood Pigeon.
|Adult male Marsh Harrier|
A cracking morning with great views of some stunning raptors will live long in the memory and the absence of Owls today will drag me back for another go very soon.