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Log for 2008
2008 was our busiest year yet for new or 'returned' species and we didn't maintain this log at all.
As a retrospective summary these are the species of note:-
|09 Apr 2008|| Buzzard
Having barely seen one before, these have become a common sight
|07 Jun 2008|| Skylark
The adjacent meadows were left uncut and ungrazed through the summer, and 2 skylarks sang overhead for hours.
|13 Jun 2008||Cuckoo in Flight|
|14 Jul 2008|| Little Owl
Not seen for years, spent several weeks visiting a spoil heap in adjacent field
|23 Jul 2008||Banded Demoiselle|
|22 Aug 2008||Merlin female in flight|
|25 Aug 2008||Hobby in flight|
|21 Oct 2008|| Osprey carrying fish in
2 flybys a week apart.
|09 Nov 2008||Short-eared Owl in flight|
|09 Nov 2008||Red Kite in flight|
|26 Nov 2008||Tawny owl on Raptor perch|
Images for all of these can be found in the Image of the Day Archive
and text search it for title words of interest.
Meanwhile here is a compendium as used as Image of the day for Christmas day 2008
|Short-eared Owl||Little Owl||Sparrowhawk|