Montagu’s Harrier

 
Jeremy Hickman
 
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Jeremy Hickman
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26 May 2019 22:39
 

Well spotted too an elusive bird on Exmoor. I am currently working in Spain and saw one in the field this evening. Beautiful majestic birds

 
nigel smith
 
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nigel smith
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11 May 2019 08:25
 

Well done Julian, I seem to remember you found 3? on the Quantocks some years ago? Seen them elsewhere in UK but never Somerset. Curiously enough, was in Portugal watching ‘them’ last week…....................the most beautiful of all the Harriers.

 
Julian Thomas
 
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Julian Thomas
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10 May 2019 15:18
 

Hi Nigel,
I found a male Montagu’s Harrier on 5th on the slopes of Dunkery Beacon just above Dunkery Gate. It was only about for c.15 minutes 0915-0930. I tweeted it out and it should have been available on the Twitter feed on the website home page. I should be better than I am about also posting on here, but I rather hope people use that feed as well as just this forum. I doubt it made any difference in this case - the bird was so brief that it eluded other birders already on the moor.

 
nigel smith
 
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nigel smith
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10 May 2019 07:58
 

Birdguides has reported a male MH in Somerset on the 5th, seems not to have made it to this massage board, anybody know where it was seen?