A Red Kite drifted south over Cross Lane, Birkenshaw at 12:15pm.
Beamsley to Hazlewood
Lesser Black-backed gull with trout which was probably carrion, though I have often seen them dive into shallow water to catch large single crayfish. About a month ago I saw one attack a family of mandarins and fly off with a duckling. Also seen were Tawny Owl, Tree Pipit, Stock Dove (pair), up to seven Red Kites circling over newly cut meadow. A Raven was seen briefly and four Snipe.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull with carrion (a trout). photo: Roger Nelson|
|Tawny Owl photo: Roger Nelson|
|Stock Dove (pair) photo: Roger Nelson|