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Friday, January 23, 2015

My Birthday treat.... Peregrine and Marsh Harriers!!


The Birthday Gods were smiling on me today, I took the day off work to celebrate turning 30 (Or there abouts....) and the weather was bright and sunny!! I could hear RSPB Greylake calling, so not wishing to disappoint my friendly local reserve I paid it a morning visit!
   Had a fabulous time, even remembered to wear a coat and hat!! 
 Highlight of the morning was yet another Peregrine dive bombing a Marsh Harrier, the second time I'd seen this happen at Greylake in a matter of weeks!!

Below are some of my photo's from the day, I would write more but I'm enjoying my Birthday Red Wine and my delicious Birthday Cake, made by my darling Nicola! 
Been  very spoilt today! :)










^Above^ - Marsh Harrier






^Above^ - Peregrine Falcon mobbing a Marsh Harrier.


^Above^ - The 'stooping' Peregrine.







^Above^ - Buzzard


^Above^ - The birds of prey caused duck chaos!


^Above^ - Little Egret.





^Above^ - Golden Plover.



^Above^ - Mallard.


^Above^ - Teal.





^Above^ - Wigeon.



^Above^ - Shoveler.


^Above^ - Snipe.


^Above^ - Great Spotted Woodpecker.





^Above^ - Chaffinch.


^Above^ - Blue Tit.


^Above^ - Blue Tit with female Reed Buntings.





^Above^ - Dunnock.



^Above^ - Robin.


^Above^ - Female Reed Bunting.




^Above^ - Starlings.


^Above^ - Roe Deer.