Velator reserve

Went down to the reserve this evening hoping for a few Swallows. Well I saw a few (about 14) but there was just too much wind blowing the nets and by 9 o'clock I was on my way home. However, a large dark bird flying over the field to the south of the reserve was a dark female Marsh Harrier, which put up a Snipe. There were the remains of a Snipe in the reserve yesterday - is this the culprit? Sparrowhawk more likely I think. As I was finishing off putting the nets away, a pair of Tawny Owls exchanged calls.

Posted August 21st at 9:43 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News