Sunday, November 11, 2012

Barn owl and the new viewpoint at Pulborough

A great treat today out at Pulborough - in fact quite a few.  Not only was the peregrine in her usual spot but the barn owl was out hunting on the far side of the North Brooks - quartering up and down one of the ditches, not far from the houses.

Also saw buzzard, sparrowhawk and a kestrel but missed the harrier and the lesser spotted woodpecker which had been seen in Fattingates shortly before I got there.

View across the South Brooks at RSPB Pulborough from the recently completed viewpoint, now with the fencing finished.

Still very distant views of the birds, so scopes will be needed but a chance to get fractionally closer to and a chance of spotting waders.  Although easy to mistake them for lumps of mud.