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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Canons Farm, 7th August 2017

A speedy round of the farm was rewarded by a surprise repeat Marsh Harrier sighting. Plausibly, this cream-crown could have been the same as the high-flying bird seen the previous day, having lingered in the wider local area, but it's impossible to tell. Envisaging a Marsh Harrier roosting unseen in some random farm field in this part of Surrey is quite an arresting thought for a local birder! Otherwise, it was down to a Willow Warbler, 11 House Martins and a trickle of Swifts to make up the day's migrant tally. A scattering of calling Chiffchaffs involved dispersing juveniles.

Marsh Harrier