Monday, 26 November 2007

Parkgate - Kestrels galore

A day spent at Parkgate and nearby Burton Marsh with the SOS was memorable for raptors. Despite a 9 metre plus high tide, it was not enough to force the birds near enough and much of the day was spent scoping. With Hen Harrier (2), Short eared Owl (2), Merlin (2) and at least 2 Peregrines it was like a scene from Noaks ark. I had to be content with capturing pictures of the local (female) Kestrels and with low light, this introduced just enough motion blur to give acceptable yet aesthetic shots. Which is your favourite?












Not a chance of getting close to a Peregrine but I caught the moment this one sped into a panic striken flock of 1,000+ Starlings - can you see him? One fortunate Starling lost a feather or two and lived to play another day......



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