Came across this kes yesterday, she was carrying an injury to the wing, but was still flying short distances. I suspect that hovering and hunting from the air is difficult so she’s spending time on lookout posts and trees. Found her again this morning down at the works where she allowed me even closer approach. Looked pretty healthy in other respects so hopefully will be ok. Beautiful creature.
Marston certainly seems to have picked up a bit just lately. I saw seven different raptor species over the weekend. A couple of hayfields have been baled and there is a good supply of small mammals. Five red kites were seen from the hide. A few waders are coming in now, green sand, 10 curlews, 31 lapwings, as well as two pairs of oystercatchers. Four little egrets this morn, and kingfisher.