With a great sigh of relief we can see that No 14 has made it over the desert. With the Atlas Mountains in his sights he powered up, crossed over them and with hardly time to draw a breath had travelled over the Mediterranean and into Spain. Surely he must have fished at some point! His roost site on April 4th was in the rocky region Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, West of Almontaras in Granada province, Andalucía.
Beside the Lake:- Other than our pair of contented looking ospreys a male marsh harrier was spotted yesterday over the marshland. It would be great to say that there was a chance that a pair of these beautiful birds might one day make it their home but these are reed loving raptors and we have too small an area for them to be really interested. Leighton Moss, just over the border to Lancashire is their Northern stronghold.
Try this link to see the RSPB video https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-and-wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/m/marshharrier/