On the lagoon just a solitary moorhen and a flyover grey wagtail and linnet flock. Overhead a common buzzard was mobbed by 7 carrion crows. Interest however was on the dead tree on the private road leading to the hall. I noted a small falcon so stopped for identification and a few very distant shots. A kestrel, not such a common bird in the parish as it was 10 years ago. This year I only found evidence of 3 breeding pairs, 2008 it was closer to 10 pairs.
A green woodpecker tried to find food on a telegraph pole near the lagoon, but apart from these sightings, nothing else note worthy.
|kestrel at Hadham Hall looking for food in the recently mown field|
|distant buzzard being mobbed|
|Same tree, same kestrel, different perch as I left|