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Thursday, 22 April 2021

A Kite, a Peregrine and Grebes on the local patch (and something mysterious over the garden!)

On our way to B&Q this morning, Linda and I were pleased to see one of the pair of resident Red Kites along Belt Road. There seems little doubt that these lovely additions to the list of local breeders are nesting in the nearby woods.

On the way home we stopped to look for LRPs at the large drainage lagoon where the Plumstead Road meets the NDR. No plovers, but three beautifully-plumaged Little Grebes were swimming among the Lesser Black-backs.

As we were unloading, I looked up to see an enormous, luminous white triangular object streaking silently eastwards. Too big, too fast and too silent to be a conventional aircraft: the image below is a reconstruction.

Lastly: while we were working in the garden, I was delighted to see (but not photograph!) a Peregrine stoop across from the fields.

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