The Burgh

With temperatures soaring to 30+ degrees I expected a tough walk up The Burgh this afternoon, and 20 minutes in I was sat under the shade of a tree on the bank of the valley. Out over the fields around Downs Farm were 8 or 9 Common Buzzards with at least 2 Red Kites, and there were Kestrels darting about. I sat for a good hour taking photos as they soared, glided, perched on the ground or in trees, or got mobbed by crows. It was excellent experience for a novice like me to get familiar with this common species. One was particularly pale (pictured) but I’ve ruled out Honey Buzzard as it’s head is quite big and it didn’t have the dark tail bands.

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Common Buzzard

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Common Buzzard

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Common Buzzard

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Kestrel

I headed back via The Burgh and found a Spotted Flycatcher gorging on the abundance of flies on offer. 

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Spotted Flycatcher

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Spotted Flycatcher


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