Wednesday, 5 October 2011

GOSHAWK surprise

Very windy up at the beacon this afternoon. Good flocks of titsand Goldfinches, Common Stonechat and Whinchat (see photo above) just SE of the trig point along the fenceline. Pair of Ravens also seen but highlight was a spectacular looking GOSHAWK which took off from the ground in the scrub area near where the Stonechats have been seen. Unfortunately it was the other side of the fence from where I was in the sheep field so I wasn't able to follow it when it flew over the ridge. Didn't see it for long but was very close to it so could appreciate the huge size of it (Dave Hutchinson).

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