24/05/22 2 Honey Buzzards

Light NW winds were forecast for today which had to be better than the strong NE we’ve had for so long, in real life the wind switched round to a light SSW and produced the first Honey Buzzards for me this year. I was joined by Ian S, Russ B and Colin J for when the first bird appeared at 11.40, flying parallel to the cliff and away from us, picked up (as always) thanks to the gulls, the bird gained a little height and came over the valley, mobbed by Jackdaws.

A nice dark female which managed to loose the unwanted attention and circle off to the North.

The second bird appeared over the upper valley/Top wood area and moved Eastwards at 12.50 though too distant for the camera.

A Tree pipit over Fox hill down first thing, a few Swallows, 2 Swift and a Hobby over the farm as I walked home were the only other notable birds.

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

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