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Foulshaw Moss

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Foulshaw Moss
September 09, 2018 12:15PM
No Ospreys, but lovely views of a Hen Harrier.
I can't guarantee it was hatched in Cumbria.

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Re: Foulshaw Moss
September 09, 2018 10:15PM
Pallid ruled out? :-)
Re: Foulshaw Moss
September 10, 2018 11:02AM
I wouldn't know unfortunately.

I spotted the harrier when scanning the horizon for Buzzards and noticed two smaller birds harrassing a Common Buzzard. I'm not used to this behaviour, but thought a sparowhawk like shape. The two birds then had a go at a Raven. The bird then dropped down to the marsh doing the usual vshaped wings, harrier with a very bright rump. I then spotted this bird, which was moving around in the tree.

It is very white and gull didn't spring to mind.

I'd be very grateful for your views, although I suppose you had to be there.


Oz
Re: Foulshaw Moss
September 10, 2018 02:41PM
Could be a white Crow- there is a Heversham bird which gets around a bit.

Mark
Re: Foulshaw Moss
September 10, 2018 02:46PM
Sounds a good bet, I've seen one of the Heversham crows before on the marsh fields.
Re: Foulshaw Moss
September 10, 2018 06:06PM
Any more sightings of the Harrier please? I know record shots can be misleading but I am a little concerned about the upperwing ochre looking solid and what seem to be pale plain underparts. If it's been around for ages and obviously sorted apologies. Any other pics please if it was a fly-through
Re: Foulshaw Moss
September 16, 2018 01:49PM
Did anyone else see this bird and get any pics please?
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