Monday, 24 March 2014

Peregrine rules the Fen

Here's a phone scoped pic of the Peregrine.  The Marsh Harrier that it pestered took to finding some cover in the minimally reed fringed ditch along the field edge.  Having drunk the falcon in we stalked down the path alongside the ditch. Having convinced ourselves that the harrier must have slipped off unseen, we were royally jolted when he bustled off some five feet from us, completely hidden despite us scanning the vegetation every few steps .  We agreed that, for both of us, it was our closest encounter with Circus aeruginosus.

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