Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Prestwick Carr

Spent an hour this afternoon down at the Carr. Walked along the bridle path as far as the first Red Flag and sentry post. A lot of banging and clattering going on which does not seem to bother the wildlife.
The horsey fields, or lakes if you like were holding good numbers of Lapwing and Golden Plover. All the birds were facing west away from the path.

Over to the other side of the path there were at least four Buzzards, and I think that it could have been five, soaring over the edge of the wood.

Up to the red flag I'm pretty certain that I caught a brief glimpse of a Water Vole swimming away from me along the ditch.
After leaving the bridle path a short walk along the bumpy road saw two of the Buzzard fly over. They latched onto some carrion at the south fence line but it appeared too large for them to carry and retain. Just could not make out what it was.
Walking back down the bumpy road a pair of Kestrel cavorted around one another as they flew over.
A very cold but interesting walk.

1 comment:

kirstallcreatures said...

Looks like an interesting place, good sightings of the Buzzard. L