Marsh Harrier and Short-eared Owls at Elmley NNR

  • 109
    Shares


I took a drive down to Elmley this afternoon after work thinking it’s as good a place as any to clear the head after a very hard week of chasing numbers.

I spent two hours there with little to note other than singing Skylarks, Lapwings and a few before it all kicked off.

First a pair of entertained me with the male dropping to the side of the track a few yards form my car allowing a few shots as it feasted before flying off again. A couple of Hares bounced across the field and seven Buzzards soared overhead before the star birds came out to play.

A single and at least six Short-eared Owls flew around the car for the final hour of day light giving me the opportunity to capture some more images of my favourite birds.

If you visit drop a few coins in the honesty box or better still register as a friend of Elmley.

Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier at Elmley NNR
Marsh Harrier…..stunning bird!
at Elmley NNR
Short-eared Owl

 

Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter

 

 

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Share this post with your friends

  • 109
    Shares


Facebook Comments

1
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
avatar
John S. Weske
John S. Weske

Brian Anderson: In your group of photos from Dungeness (dated 02 Dec 16 and appearing in the FoW email message of 03 Dec 16), you included three photos without captions of an immature gull. I am curious as to what species this bird is. Can you provide an identification? Thanks, John Weske