Recording Area Annual Totals

97 Species in 2013, 99 in 2012, 94 in 2011, 108 species were recorded in 2010;

Saturday, 28 April 2012

HOBBY at Chesham Fishing Lakes

On the large lake late morning 2 SAND MARTINS were amongst 60 Swallows and 20 House Martins feeding low over the water. As I checked the the flock for more Sand Martins, most of the birds flew to one corner and gained height as a HOBBY came in from the eastern end, picked off a Swallow and left from where it came. The birds returned, but within minutes the manouvre was repeated as a female Sparrowhawk flew in and perched in a tree at the lakes edge for several minutes, the birds returning again once she left the area. Later a Kestrel flew over the far eastern end, It did'nt spook anything but already had prey in its talons.

Don Stone.

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