Marsh Harrier and Spoonbill at WWT

Saturday 5th March 2011

I had an excellent morning's birding, starting at Frampton where I finally caught up with the over-wintering female Marsh Harrier; it was showing well from the WWT 100-Acre viewing platform from 9.10-9.30am (photos above and below) sometimes being chased by crows, sometimes chasing crows!

Next, the Spoonbill was showing nicely from on the WWT Top New Piece, feeding constantly (photos below); I'm glad I got to see that as it had been there all week and they don't normally hang around long. Two nice Gloucestershire year ticks.


Linda said…
Beautiful Harrier in flight, love your composition.....The spoonbill is magnificent in the splendid grass....Great contrast and sharp detail....I enjoyed , thanks! Linda

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