Friday, 7 January 2011

Bursdon Moor - Thursday

Thursday late afternoon until dusk at Bursdon Moor. Quiet and rather dull but not too cold and visibility was good.
A ringtail Hen Harrier came in close to the watching point and pitched in on the moor for a few minutes, then took off and hunted prior to going to roost. Then, for the first time for at least four years two Short eared Owls appeared low over the moor, showing very well. They headed down into the valley on the northern edge of the moor and presumably went to roost.
No sign of the Great Grey Shrike at Trew.
(Harvey Kendall)