Tag: wing tagged marsh harriers

  The osprey juvs are now on the wing, the eyrie was empty when I went today Sunday 15th July, except an adult was sentinel on the top of a nearby tree. I did spot two ospreys in the air later and one, much later, was having a lazy hour on a small tree on the other side of the estuary. Another successful brood from a well established eyrie. I was really out to see what the marsh harrier situation was,  I was on station at 8.30 am and luckily by the back of 9.00am the male…
Observations over two days ending Sunday 1/5/11 Pinkfoot geese still around, counted 100 odd flighting to the water, there is a good east wind blowing, you would have thought they would be off. No Green woodpecker this weekend but as ever heard the GS variety, not drumming, just "cheeping". Sedge warblers now joining chiffchaffs and willows, think I heard a blackcap but not familiar enough with their song, no sign yet of the usual resident whitethroat.  On the Osprey front the male has no leg rings so is a new partner to (the same female?) who knows? Thought he looked…
Still geese around, I reckon that there are in excess of 500 pinkfeet in the pics, note the heron nests in pic 2. Easter Sunday and I was out by 7.30 am, the osprey was sitting with head erect with no sign of the male. An assumption they had not swapped over. It was my intention to spend most of my time trying to determine where the Marsh harriers were nesting this year so I left the Osprey to wait for himself with a fish and I wandered over the wet grass to my estuary spot. The…
4 July, and from the picture here you can see the Ospreys are now well grown. I spent some time watching them, that is the female on the right, you need to open the picture, she has more brown across her chest, and this photo could have been the last as nothing happened. This is often the case, the male must be bringing in plenty to eat as the female was at the nest and you can see from the chicks size, could be left ( in my opinion anyway). I had good views of the female…
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