Hen Harrier

Deja vu at Marston.

I was very pleasantly surprised to find the brambling flock still around the works area this afternoon, minimum of ten birds. Half a dozen lesser redpolls and lots of chaffinches, goldcrest, reed buntings and several chiffchaffs were there too, more birds in this area than for some time. The lone swallow was still over the works, enjoying the bountiful supply of flies.

Earlier the lingering hen harrier glided low over the reedbed  and the little ringed plover was still in the bare field along with a pair of oystercatchers.

The level is just beginning  to drop on the scrape.Two green sandpipers fed. More waders to come…we hope.

(Header photo courtesy Joe Stockil)