Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Wing-tagged Marsh Harrier update

I received this e-mail today from the Hawk and Owl trust. Thought you might be interested?

"Sorry for the delay in replying, not enough hours in the day!
BL was ringed and tagged in North Norfolk on 03.08.2013, and was 1 of 2. She was sexed as a female, with her sibling a male. Sexing was done by using the European method of opening the foot and taking the maximum footspan cord.
If you say Patrington is the nearest village, I'll change the OS grid reference to TA3122 to show that. The interesting thing about this sighting is that in April 2013 another Marsh Harrier was photographed spotted coming in off the sea at Spurn, previously having been reported in Portugal. So perhaps this area is a traditional migration route for returning Harriers"

Early start tomorrow as I have a go for the BLACK SCOTER at Redcar. Maybe my Yorkshire listing luck will change?

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