Friday, December 29, 2006

Kite and harrier

Canon PowerShot A95 with Kowa TSN-823M + 32xW
(click photo for bigger version)
The UK's first Black-eared Kite has moved to the raptor-dense Blakeney Freshmarsh and nearby Cley area, north Norfolk. I went up there yesterday (28.12.06) with Kevin Durose, but the kite was always about 400m or more away. It spent a large amount of time sitting on this bush with a full crop, occasionally being mobbed by Marsh Harriers (as here). Interestingly, though, later in the day it was sat in a field with three Marsh Harriers also down, no more than a couple of yards from it.

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