Raptors From the Road

On a drive from Swindon to Cwmbran, Evercreech in Somerset and back to Swindon I saw four species of Raptor. Buzzards as usual were very easy to see. In the air, on roadside perches and on the ground in the fields . A reckon I saw at least thirty. Near to the West of England Showground a Merlin flashed across the road at great speed. At Seend a male Sparrowhawk crossed ahead of me at a more leisurely speed and could be seen perched in a hedgerow. The fourth species was a Kestrel hovering along Wharf Road at Wroughton. A single Raven was also seen in Somerset.

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