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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The New Forest & West Sussex 24/2/16

With fine weather and myself being Goshawk-less so far this year I took Dick Gilmore down to The New Forest. A brief stop at blashford beforehand produced the common Duck species.

Next stop was Piper's Wait where after a bit of patience we were rewarded with a minimum of five Goshawks, mostly all in displaying moods with a couple coming in close enough for superb scope views. Stunning birds as always. It wasn't just these though, some other nice bits were observed during the time here. 

With very few options we headed back into Sussex, firstly to West Dean, then The Burgh where probably the highlight were the large numbers of Red Kites, with numbers easily reaching double figures. 

Pipers Wait
Goshawk - 5 (at least 1 male)
Hawfinch - 4
Woodlark - 3
Red Kite - 2

West Dean Woods
Little Owl - 2
Red Kite - 2

Warningcamp/The Burgh
Little Owl - 2
Barn Owl - 1
Short-eared Owl - 1
Red Kite - 12

 plenty of Goshawks at this location
the Little Owl site near Warningcamp. The birds occupying the dead tree above the five-bar gate 
the Warningcamp Little Owls




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