Friday, 2 April 2010

Marsh Harriers at Leighton Moss

April 1, 2010:
Last week, the first Marsh Harrier was reported to be back here and yesterday there were at least five. Two birds were very active towards the eastern end of the large reed bed and on one occasion a bird dropped down to pick up and carry away what appeared to be a small duck. They divided their time between displaying and gliding over the marsh or being hidden from view amongst the dense vegetation.

Just for a few seconds a bird perched briefly on a large shrub far out in the centre of the marsh.

1 comment:

  1. Some great photos Mike. Gad to see they are back, if I remember there were 5 Marsh Harriers there last year.