Thursday, 4 April 2019

Marsh Harrier Elmley

A very quick trip to Elmley today gave superb views of Marsh Harriers and I even managed to grab a few images as they hunted along the track.

A close encounter


Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier


Marsh Harrier


Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier


Marsh Harrier
Hunting Pheasant
So close but the Pheasant escaped
The Marsh Harrier was almost lost as a breeding bird in Britain but has recovered enough to have lost it's red listed flag in 2001. Numbers of breeding pairs exceed 400 now with birds adapting to include wintering in the UK and even nesting on arable land aswell as the the preferred reed and marsh. A real success story underlined by the massive roosts at places like Titchwell and Capel Fleet etc.

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