Wicken on Friday evening
I paid a visit to Wicken Fen on Friday evening – it was such a lovely day I wanted to get out and away from a computer for a while. And with my NTS membership card it’s free to get in.
Let’s cut to the punchline – we saw a male Hen Harrier twice. Twice, briefly and not very close, but we saw one in the gathering dusk. Yippee!
And there were Marsh Harriers, a Barn owl, Cetti’s Warblers (singing), a male Stonechat flycatching from a pole in the middle of a reedbed and more. But the star was the Hen Harrier (even though a shared flapjack came close).
He will be heading to the hills soon, and some Hen Harriers will be skydancing already. Let’s hope they don’t choose grouse moors!