cothelstone hill

 
Mike Moxon
 
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Mike Moxon
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23 June 2020 10:41
 

Seem to have been no further sightings since a negative report from 11am yesterday. (Definitely looks nothing like the Beeding Hill individual).

 
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22 June 2020 10:14
 

Red footed falcon still there 0830 hrs this morning showing well very good light ! also on site small flock of crossbills females ,linnets, stonechat, redstart, yellow hammer,white throat, and singing tree pipit!

 
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21 June 2020 16:19
 

Many thanks for all the information posted here and that on Twitter.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching and observing this bird last evening and again this morning. Although it can disappear over to Lydeard Hill for sometime, it always seems to return. Lovely to see everyone giving this obliging bird plenty of room to hunt and catch small items of prey such as bees and grubs.  Hopefully, if not disturbed then it will hang around for others to enjoy.  Also Cothelstone Hill is such a spectacular site to sit, relax and enjoy the views.

https://twitter.com/robinmmorrison/status/1274690880314716160?s=20
https://twitter.com/robinmmorrison/status/1274693747926859783?s=20
https://twitter.com/robinmmorrison/status/1274715986223038465?s=20

 
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Martin Sage
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21 June 2020 12:40
 

Fathers day treat! An early visit to Cothelstone Hill gave great views of the RF. Falcon, several singing Tree Pipits and juvenile Redstarts, Stonechats and Linnets. On to Otterhampton Marsh where I expected to see Avocets and Little Ringed Plover which I did, but thanks to Nick Smith, I also saw a super summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper. It was being given a hard time by Avocets and Oystercatchers when it repeatedly landed close to chicks.

 
Mike Moxon
 
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21 June 2020 11:24
 

Seen again today. There are some great photos on Facebook, especially good one on wildlife sightings UK, that shows underwing & tail.

 
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21 June 2020 11:15
 

Great news.

 
Daniel Watson
 
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21 June 2020 11:11
 

I had wondered the same, however analysis of the moult and wear (extent of retained juv auxillaries, shape of markings on retrices, wear to p2 on left wing, central 2 tail feathers are adult etc) would suggest that it is a diiferent bird to any of the recent individuals in southern England (no match to photos online on usual channels), and probably another new individual.

 
KATE SCUTT
 
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21 June 2020 10:57
 

I wonder if this is the same bird that was seen here in West Sussex. Last sighting here was around 16th June…...

 
Oli Gilman
 
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20 June 2020 20:36
 

Still present at 19:45. Absolutely stunning bird - thanks for all the information everyone!

 
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20 June 2020 17:49
 

Thanks Mike - off I go!

 
Mike Moxon
 
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20 June 2020 17:39
 

Still around at 5pm

 
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20 June 2020 17:29
 

Any news from this afternoon? I’d love to get out this evening to see it if possible. Many thanks.

 
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20 June 2020 12:49
 

Great find Jeremy, showing extremely well this morning, hovering 3m directly above my head at one point. Appreciate the news getting out so rapidly, and some responsible socially distanced twitching!

 
Mike Moxon
 
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20 June 2020 09:08
 

Reported again this morning

 
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19 June 2020 21:21
 

The Red-footed Falcon still present this evening until 20:00 at least. A nice find Jeremy!