Sunday, 27 November 2016

Marloes Mere & Martin's Haven

A late afternoon clockwise walk in almost windless conditions. We flushed a Water Rail on the Coast Path just below West Hook Farm, and then had a lovely immature male Sparrowhawk circle close above us.
No Brambling seen or heard in the very large finch flock(s) between Trehill Farm and Marloes Mere, but many thousands of Starlings seemed to coalesce before flying overhead in a dense mass, heading inland.
Over the south Coast Path a hunting Short-eared Owl, and then a two Merlins seemingly buzzing each other.
Back in the garden, another Water Rail flushed from a patch of dead nettles and bramble!