Mark & Tealham

 
Stephen Moss
 
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Stephen Moss
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23 May 2020 17:51
 

On other side of Mark, on Blackford Moor, lots of silage cutting but only rooks and buzzards so far! But my first Hobby and Swifts there this spring- up to 67 species…

 
Kelly, Anne
 
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Kelly, Anne
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22 May 2020 22:56
 

Mark Little Moor Road - silaging today at 14.30 had attracted a Red kite amongst the corvids.

 
Jon Mattick
 
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Jon Mattick
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22 May 2020 17:12
 

At 1215 today two Red Kites over the village of Mark and drifting north towards Rooksbridge. Marsh Harriers are now commonplace on Tadham & Tealham Moor but today a very handsome and well marked “Silverback” that I’ve never seen before. On the way back 1600hrs, on Tealham, my first post-lockdown Cattle Egret, a lone bird in breeding plumage with Cattle on the south side of the road, a few metres from me, it didn’t fly because it had just caught a very large Toad from the ditch and was having some difficulty dealing with it. Looked for Yellow Wags but didn’t find any although there was a male two fields east of the South Drain a couple of days ago. Also a male Reed Bunting - unusual here in the breeding season.