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Steart Marshes - 17 August 2015

Steart Marshes - 17 August 2015 (early morning)

3 Peregrine - two adults (male and female) roosting on pylons and another, probably juvenile male, flying fast around above Wall Common beach.

4 Kestrel - two youngsters chasing and playing in the air and two others hover-hunting.

2 - 3 Sparrowhawk - adult male hunting low at the edge of Wall Common and a juvenile female caught a House Sparrow at Marsh Farm and begin plucking it on a gatepost. Two Magpies arrived and she slipped away with her prize. Another distant view of a probably juvenile.

4 Common Buzzard - two loafing around on trees and two soaring quite low.


2 Green Sandpiper
1 Greenshank
1 Yellow Wagtail
1 Wheatear
2 Raven
85+ Barn Swallow
10+ House Martin
150+ Dunlin
60+ Ringed Plover
4 Oystercatcher
40+ Goldfinch
20+ Linnet