Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hanningfield Resevoir - Peregrine

Driving back from a clients yesterday i managed to go past Hanningfield; not going in but just stopping on the causeway gave me a patch tick there; 2 Peregrine harassing the Teal flocks on the water in an attempt to get them to take flight.

It was interesting to watch as it almost seemed they were cooperation with each other in the hunt, One would do the harassing while the other stayed higher. Any that took flight would then be dived upon from the higher bird.

It was pretty unsuccessful though and in my time there, about 15 minutes, they had about 6 groups take flight but being on mass i think it was a little confusing.

Other birds: Shoveller, Black Headed Gulls, Great Crested Grebes, Pintail, Tufted Duck, Great Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Cormorant, Mallard, Greylag & Canada Geese, Coot, Pochard

No sign of the Slav Grebes reported earlier that day

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