Archive for July 20th, 2009

20th July 2009, Monday

Marsh harriers

These raptors seem to be doing well in the RX area at the moment, with a new record of 32 birds going in to roost at the various Romney Marsh/Rye Bay reedbeds on one night last winter.  Does this total comprise just our local birds, or ones from further afield? I have have just heard that some marsh harriers on the Isle of Sheppey are being marked with white wing tags, each one with a unique number. Should such a bird be seen on the Marsh, even if the number cannot be read, the record should be sent to harriers@swalewaders.co.uk