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Steart Marshes - 12 October 2015

Steart Marshes - 12 October 2015 (morning)

2 Peregrine (adults, apparently a pair) - perched close together on a pylon.

4 Kestrel - two roosting on low but prominent perches and two hover-hunting.

2 Sparrowhawk - the leucistic hawk flew low over the marshes mobbed by a Meadow Pipit, soared up in a blue sky and was mobbed by two Carrion Crows. She easily evaded the corvids and disappeared Southwards. Earlier a juvenile was seen hunting low over the marshes and was briefly mobbed by a Carrion Crow.

2 Common Buzzard - loafing about on low perches.


17 Raven - 15 flew over quite high moving SE.
20+ Little Egret
1 Great White Egret
100+ Black-tailed Godwit
60+ Dunlin
50+ Lapwing
15+ Golden Plover
20+ Redshank
2 Greenshank
10+ Skylark
20+ Meadow Pipit
3 Stonechat
25+ Goldfinch
4+ Reed Bunting
1 Kingfisher - near Mendip Hide
1 Cetti's Warbler - opposite main Car Park.