Saturday, 1 December 2007

Shepton Bellinger, nr Andover

Arriving at roughly 10:25, after a much needed lay-in. We parked up just North of the village, watching the immature White-tailed Eagle circling over the woodland on top of the hill, then shortly after drifting South at range. By c10:30 it had disappeared.

Silhouettes of the immature White-tailed Eagle at range from Shepton Bellinger (c) Ashley Howe

While waiting for another appearance, about a dozen Buzzards in the immediate area were on show, several Kestrels and Sparrowhawk, and at least one peregrine. A 'ringtail' Hen Harrier flew high over head. There was no further sign of the Eagle before I left at midday.

'Ringtail' Hen Harrier passing over head at about 11am (c) Ashley Howe

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