River Dart Ospreys and mystery raptor

Two Ospreys today on river Dart, one around Bow Creek / Duncannon and another high heading downstream near Sharpham. Also four Common Sandpipers and Water Rail calling in Sharpham Marsh.

Earlier in the day a high flying mystery raptor - soaring on flat held wings, but wing shape wrong for Honey (initial thoughts). Rattled off some very distant shots and pretty sure it was a very high flying escape Harris Hawk!! See distant shots (which even just show pale base to the tail).

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Posted September 8th, 2014 at 8:35 pm by Mark Darlaston in Bird News