Saturday, 3 June 2017

Day 3 - RSPB Ham Wall and aerial combat between Marsh Harrier and Bittern

Wow! It was difficult to choose what to use as today's 30 Days Wild entry and with the age-old computer and internet problems, time is running short on this, Day 3 of 30 Days Wild. But the highlight of an amazing day had to be watching the Marsh Harriers at RSPB's fantastic Ham Wall reserve mob a Bittern repeatedly. We watched it for about five minutes with the Bittern coming up and fighting back. Never seen this before. Absolutely amazing. A young birder there dubbed it 'Bird World War' which was quite apt.

It's taken too long to upload footage, but here's a link to my twitter:

and here's some photos of my favourite time ever at this incredible reserve.


Black-tailed Skimmer (m)


Four-spotted Chaser

Great-Crested Grebe

Great White Egret

Marsh Harrier

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