It was back to North Kent today for me and Mo for a site survey and once again not a bad haul for this Thames side marsh where we saw no fewer than 4 Marsh Harrier at least 2 Peregrine a single Short-eared owl and a female Merlin alongside 2 Common Buzzard and the usual Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.
This juv Peregrine try's its luck with a lapwing but unsuccessfully!! at one stage the lapwing actually chased the Peregrine...
lapwing out-wits peregrine
On the river a couple of Red-throated divers past as well as several Kittiwake and a single female Goldeneye.
30 White-Fronted Geese came of near bye farmland and settled on the Thames.
Other notable birds were a single Corn Bunting and at least 15 Bearded Tit.