Saturday, 29 June 2013

Welbeck watchpoint

Sign at Welbeck Raptor watch point
With the weather as good as it was today I thought it would be worth a good session of raptor watching at Welbeck. Lot's of Common Buzzard, a couple of possible very distant Honey Buzzard and a very probable Honey being mobbed by the local crows. A Goshawk was called but again remained a probable sighting.
Hobby flew over but that was it until we had got about an hour away and the pager bleaped into life...Honey Buzzard at Norton! I knew today would be a good day but had hoped for the action to be a little earlier before we left.I popped back in to get a better view of the Melodious Warbler and get Jim a life tick too but although the light was better the bird sang really well but didn't come out in clear view at all preferring to hide in the pines.

Melodious Warbler

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