11 February, 2009

Isle of Sheppey, Kent

A winter visit to Harty marshes, Sheppey, often results in distant views of Rough-legged Buzzard - but sadly not today.

Up to fifteen Marsh Harrier were seen, and a single immature Hen Harrier came quite close.

Hen Harrier

A Barn Owl hunting over the fields

Barn Owl

A view West across the marsh. A Bittern appeared in the sedge, too briefly for the camera.

Roosting waders at Minster - including a few Purple Sandpiper.

Purple Sandpiper

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