26th jan 2013

Peregrine and woodcock within the space of a minute were the pick of a nice hour or two at Marston this afternoon,both birds not seen that often at the site.However,the next bird I saw was something else-a golden eagle-honest.Ok,so it was on a falconer’s arm.I put my little dog,Lily on the lead.I wasn’t taking any chances,this thing looked peckish.The owners were working the rail embankment,presumably for rabbits.The woodland all around was being blasted by shooters,it’s a wonder we see any wildlife at-all,really.

I’ve now seen 68 species at Marston since jan 1st