Marine Parade, Preston this morning a count of 26 Turnstone, one tag rung bird with the ring ending in the figures 32, two Oyster Catcher, reasonable numbers of both Herring and Black Headed Gulls.

During a visit to the zoo heard alarms calls from both Jay and Magpies on looking saw that a juvenile female Sparrow Hawk had taken a Jay in the middle of the main path way, the Magpies were mobbing and scolding and the approach of people resulted in the Jay making good its escape.

Also in the zoo a Grey Wagtail

Back home in South Brent gave me four visits from the Hobby

Posted September 17th, 2015 at 7:52 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News