Monday, 29 December 2014

Wallasea Island just keeps on giving

I spent most of today at Wallasea Island and have to say the place just keeps coming up trumps for me.
The Rough-legged Buzzard visited the reserve several times today and at one time flew straight across the car park and over the sea wall allowing a few shots as it did.

Rough-legged Buzzard at Wallasea Island
Rough-legged Buzzard
Rough-legged Buzzard
Rough legged Buzzard
A single Ringtail Hen Harrier hunted throughout the day along with up to four different Marsh Harrier including the splendid Male bird. I counted five Short-eared Owl but there's probably more on site.

Hen Harrier
Short-eared Owl
A pair of Peregrine flushed the Lapwing / Golden Plover flock whilst three Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk hunted the fields. Skylark, Corn Bunting and Linnet flocks are very healthy.
The reserve is thriving and I just hope that with all the work planned the people that count keep to the core success of the place which seems to lie in the seeding grasses they've allowed to grow wild here.

Sunset at Wallasea
This told me it was time to head home

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