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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Marsh Harrier still at Kenfig Saltmarsh

The juv Marsh Harrier was still present at the Kenfig Saltmarsh, this morning around 07:30. It was also seen hunting over Kenfig Pool, viewed from the saltmarsh area a little later, around 08:00. (MHi, DCo).
Typical of a juvenile Marsh Harrier seen at this time of year this bird shows a evenly dark plumage to the upperparts, with a pale fringe that runs along the edge of the coverts. However, Marsh Harrier plumages are extremely variable and so the fresh-looking feathers with no sign of any wing-moult also give weight to this bird being this year's juvenile.
A minimum of 3 Marsh Harriers in the area today, with a female and juvenile seen this morning, at Llanrhidian (BS)

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