Thursday 5 October 2023

Wednesday 4th October


A trip down to Cornwall today with Andy Bond and Dave Boult in hope of seeing the the American juvenile male Northern Harrier that has been seen around the Croft Pascoe Pool area for a few days . We left home at 5 am and got to the spot and started searching for it at around 7.30 , we then searched for it  until 12 o/c with no sign of it at all ! 

So we decided to call it a day and go to Marazion Marsh to look for a juvenile Woodchat Shrike that had just been seen, we had just got into Marazion when a message came over the the Harrier had been seen again . So we then grabbed a quick view of the W Shrike and got back in the car and dashed back for the Harrier . We arrived back and started searching for it and then after a while a shout went up of its showing . I was then rewarded with my 1st Northern Harrier in Britain , the bird always stayed quite distant but I was still very pleased with the views that we got .

The day was then finished off on Bodmin Moor with views of the Lesser Grey Shrike a nice end to the day .

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