Training Harriers

Not a post on falconry, but about a ringtail Hen Harrier at Glynde Reach earlier this week.

The sighting by Robert Slater was made from the train as it passes through Beddingham – presumably over the wet, tussocky area adjacent to the Reach. I’ve seen one fly over the road a couple of years ago whilst stuck in traffic at Beddingham level crossing, but despite often being on the lookout I’m yet to see one from the train. So this recent sighting could be termed a train gripper.

Last summer, I wrote about seeing Little Egrets from the train pretty frequently, but sightings since then have dropped off considerably – perhaps partly down to the dark evenings on my commute home, but also far fewer in the mornings. I wonder whether their feeding habits change between the seasons?

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