|The Pallid Harrier at Burpham|
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
What a bird!! WOW!
After a brief walk around the Spit at 7.30 a.m. I made my way to Burpham to try and find the long staying and very rare, Pallid Harrier. After much searching I met up with a very helpful birder who had been on previous occasions and had got a fairly clear idea of its hunting pattern. However, whilst I was with him him it didn't show and I decided to go on and trace the track he had mentioned. Less than 5 minutes later there it was quartering the fields...at some distance however and hardly photographable. Nevertheless I managed to get a few record shots and the one below is probably the best flight shot....at least it is a record (and a great life tick for me)