Monday, 18 May 2015

Mayesbrook Raptor Fest!

Rainham was absolutely dead all weekend!  Despite me adding two ticks (Sanderling alongside 3 Dunlin on Saturday) and a single Jay (not common here) along the seawall (migrant?) on Sunday, it was really terrible considering we were entering the third week of may!  What has happened to our wader passage this year????

Anyway, Sunday was a bit of a raptor fest in the south east, with many reports of Red Kite and Buzzard moving.  I decided to venture to Mayesbrook Park, which is just a few minutes walk from home.  In less than twenty minutes I managed to pick up a very high Red kite heading north, patch tick and long overdue, as only been watching the park for 28 years!  Two Buzzards an hour apart were probably only 2nd & 3rd records.

Crows always the good giveaway!

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