I decided to take the lad on the beach at Spurn. It's his favourite spot. I guess it has to be! Joking apart, it's the easiest place for me to gain access.
After he'd had his session, I decided to have my usual watch from Long Bank. It's a great vantage point with extensive views over the peninsular.
Fence posts, any post! Always worth checking. Lone ones in the middle of fields...even I can spot something on those. I looked to my left...small slim shape...had to be a raptor...another Kestrel? Sparrowhawk?
Not this time...MERLIN!
Great to see. Never saw one last year?
It didn't hang around long...
|Not the best, but it does show the barring on the tail and wings quite well|
I met the better half for lunch near Patrington. It was now 2pm so I decided to have the last hour back down at Stone Creek. The light was VERY poor again unfortunately. On the way down I saw many Deer (c30) which is always a treat.
I parked on the bridge over the drain, which again, gave me a great view over the wasteland. After around 15 minutes I picked up a SEO way off in the distance. I decided to drive closer. Of course, there was no sign of the Owl.
Then, out of nowhere a Barn Owl flew purposefully across the field towards the estuary...just managed to catch it!
A or another SEO then landed on a fence post some 20 yds from the car. Great stuff, except it was behind the hedge! I couldn't get a pic...unfortunately. It then re-appeared flew over the car and away...
Then...there were 2!!
|Just for the record!|
Then I was treated to another stroke of luck as a male Marsh Harrier joined the Owl...
|It was 3.45!|