Sunday 27th November 2011

   After reading plenty of reports of a Rough-legged Buzzard showing well near Arundel, West Sussex, i decided to contact a mate, Nick Bond, who lives close-by. He said he would meet me there and show the best places for the bird.
    We parked at the 'Triangle' car parking area, and from there we saw a female type Merlin chasing a Skylark around. There were plenty of Buzzards around in the sunshine, with one very pale one, which i had seen there earlier in the year, while looking for the Pallid Harrier which had been there. Nick arrived, a  ring-tailed Hen Harrier chased the flock of small birds, and then we walked to the 'best' place to view the bird. But, sadly the wind had turned around from yesterday, and the bird decided to stay on the other side of the valley today! Luck of the draw i suppose. There were at least 2 Red Kites in the area too. Also seen were some Corn Buntings and Grey Partridges.
    Maybe next time i will get some shots.

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