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48 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Ok Thanks you lot . The Buzzards are like confetti here . The Kites are increasing at a similar rate that the Buzzards did 10 years ago . I would say Sparrow Hawks and Kestrels are slightly in decline  , just my perception .  Not seen a Hen Harrier for about 5 years . A Hobby took a swallow just above  my head 2 years ago but not seen one since . We now have a number of Peregrines as the breeding pair that live in the Cathedral  in Chichester have had several off spring over the years . It is what it is ! .   

I remember working in Chichester in 2000(ish) and seeing the resident peregrines.

I think @Big Beech on here has some pictures.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

I remember working in Chichester in 2000(ish) and seeing the resident peregrines.

I think Big Beech on here has some pictures.

 

ps how do I tag him so he sees this post?

I think you put @bigbeech Mick ...not sure .

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22 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I think you put @bigbeech Mick ...not sure .

I am here, someone call! Some old pictures somewhere from the cathedral of the falcon. They next there ev4ry year and are part of the fixtures. There also used to be a nesting pair at amberly chalk pits about 5 or 6 years back

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Plenty of Buzzards here in South Cheshire  .

 

One of our groundies  spotted an object falling from the sky last week nr Sandbach Service M6 .

 

The climber said it was some kind of bird ? Seconds later he heard a crash ?

 

Bird of prey hitting a Pigeon ? ....

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Several pairs of buzzards live in the woods near me. Assorted small falcons of some sort pass through from time to time, and the odd kite - I think. My ID skills aren't the best. Wife saw a kestrel (possibly, small BOP) hunting a mouse in the garden the other day.

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Plenty of Buzzards and Kites have recently started nesting in the area (Clwyds, North Wales). I've got a sparrow hawk that seems to like my garden... I've also got 2 tawny Owls that like shouting in the trees around the house most nights. love seeing them all and definitely an increase of all Raptors in the area!

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I was watching a Kestrel yesterday while out walking. It was blowing a gale yet it managed to hover in one spot for minutes at a time, amazing birds. We get a few Buzzards and Sparrowhawks as well.

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