January 07, 2006

Kite Country

The sun hasn't shown itself for about three weeks now, it seems.

Took a drive into the rolling hills of east Northamptonshire - Kite Country - in search of raptor action. Hadn't reached Oundle when the first Red Kite of the day drifted over the road, with a Carrion Crow in hot pursuit. Nice...

Between Upper Benefield and Deenethorpe we came across several more kites - sitting in trees together and flapping lazily around in the sleet. At Blatherwycke Lake, there were good numbers of Teal and Lapwing on the mud (the lake has been drained again), and a Common Buzzard in flight close by, but nothing else.

Species added today:
99. Red Kite
100. Common Buzzard

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