Saturday, 29 August 2009

PEREGRINE performance

Startop's End Reservoir early Friday morning (28 August) produced no waders, but 250 Sand Martin which were attacked by a juvenile HOBBY. A total of 6 YELLOW WAGTAILS on the South bank was the highlight here.

Ivinghoe Beacon produced the goods though, another birder had seen a COMMON REDSTART on the path between the car park and the S bend. On the Southern slope of the Beacon ( not at the sheep pens ) were 4 Northern Wheatears and 3 WHINCHATS. These were completely eclipsed when at about 8.30am I heard a COMMON RAVEN which was being attacked by a young PEREGRINE. The falcon dived at the Raven several times before they both went North around the Trig Point (Mike Wallen)

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