Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Common Crane, dream on?

 Today we thought we might get lucky with Common Crane, dream on?

No sign of them despite putting the miles in, a few Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 5 Golden Plover, Waterpipits, 5 Booted Eagle including one Dark phase, Marsh Harriers, quite a few Black Caps heard, Corn Bunting and plenty of Kestrel.


My moment on the day was a exultation of Skylark, (probably 40+) nothing mega I know, but these birds act like mice, hugging the contours of the land,  disappearing and  reappearing elsewhere,


They can be flighty. When flushed they keep close to the ground, unlike the similar Meadow Pipit which typically rises straight-up calling, if one Skylark gets spooked they all go.


 So it was good to get some reasonable view today.

Booted Eagle

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