21st April 2013

Common Crane, 21st April 2013 (c Mark Pearson)

Common Crane, 21st April 2013 (c Mark Pearson)

An excellent morning for the big guns, the highlight being a Common Crane which came in off the sea and toured the bay for 40 minutes before heading out again due east (MJP et al). A minimum of seven Red Kites (an Obs record), five Common Buzzards and three Marsh Harriers moved through the area, and a Jay flew north-west over the Dams (unusual in spring).

Eurasian Jay heading inland (c Mark Pearson)

Eurasian Jay heading inland (c Mark Pearson)