Sep 092020

As the Lammergeier has been fairly site faithful to a 5 square mile area of Crowden during the past couple of months or so, I decide to have another trip for it today.

A stunning morning but alas she came off her roost early, being spoofed by a Peregrine apparently. I just managed to arrive in time to see her soaring over the valley before heading off towards Longdendale ridge, eventually disappearing out of sight.

I walked back up a second time around mid-day but no further sign during an hours watching. At least 20+ Ring Ouzel, feeding on Rowan berries, several Coal Tits and calling Chiffchaff, several Kestrel and Common Buzzard, a Goshawk and hundreds of House Martins. 

Ring Ouzel – Good numbers of juveniles – Maybe a good breeding season?
The early morning sun just catching her bill
The tail is now really filling out well – soon be looking wedge-shaped
What a size contrast with the Magpie
Common Buzzard
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