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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Marsh Harrier and House Martin at Porth Hellick

An immature female Marsh Harrier at Porth Hellick was the first of the year! 

  The first House Martin of the year was feeding with 3 Sand Martin over Porth Hellick Pool this morning in the crap light. With in five minutes of the being in the hide, 2 Snipe alarming, flew fast low across the water in front of me and immediately following behind them, was an immature female Marsh Harrier! The harrier performed very well before flying up towards Salkee. It returned shortly afterwards and flew straight through towards Holy Vale.

  By the afternoon, the sun came out and there was no sign of the hirundines or harrier when I made a short visit to Porth Hellick. However, a smart male Wheatear was in the field next to the boardwalk and 2 White and Pied Wagtail were at Carn Friers. There was also 2 White Wagtail and a male Sparrowhawk at Porthloo and 12 Golden Plover flew around the airfield.

Male Wheatear at Porth Hellick top photo Martin Goodey 

 This spider sp? was crawling infront of me in the Seaward hide 

2 White Wagtail were at Porthloo  
There at least 4 or 5 Kestrel on St Mary's at the moment. This shot was taken at Star Castle 

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