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Monday, 15 March 2010

Peregrine & Rough- leg

A quick lunchtime visit to Fritton woods, with sunny weather and 12C temperatures I was hopeful of finding some Adders, but my efforts were in vain. A stunning lemon yellow Brimstone butterfly lightened the gloom. However, the birds more than made up for it, with a female Peregrine flying over the forest near the marsh and even better was a superb immature Rough- legged Buzzard seen at 12.55pm flying north over the pinewoods near the electricity pylons it flew over shaking itself in mid air. The white tail with black terminal band was obvious as were the pale underparts save for the black carpal patches and dark black rear belly. It then flew north and sadly out of sight. Siskins were heard, 1 was seen.

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