A Marsh Harrier
was a rare visitor the Denbigh Moors.
In addition, the site harbours populations of other threatened European species of vertebrates such as: the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber), European otter (Lutra lutra), Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), pond bat (Myotis dasycneme), barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus), common crane (Grus grus), common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and Western marsh harrier
The most common raptor circling above the reed beds and open water of the lagoons is probably the marsh harrier
, but two species of eagle also haunt the lagoons during the winter and spring months.
Raptors like Palla's fish eagle, greater spotted eagle and marsh harrier
are other birds that are worth watching.
Three days earlier the bird guards witnessed a dozen poachers opening fire on a Marsh Harrier
night roost near Rabat where some 30 birds had spent the night.
For many, sadly, a look at these new stamps next week will pose the question: 'What about the red kite, buzzard, sparrowhawk, osprey, golden eagle, hobby, peregrine, marsh harrier
, montague's harrier, long-eared owl, little owl and tawny owl?
Aidan O'Brien notched his 19th two-year-old success of the season when King's County rallied well to beat Marsh Harrier
by a neck in the EBF Maiden.
When we'd initially picked up the Fair Sovereign we'd been given various guide books and a wildlife leaflet which encourages you to spot the Broads' Big Five, namely kingfisher, swallowtail butterfly, marsh harrier
, otter and bittern.
It is the site with the largest concentrations of migrating white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), the dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), the marsh harrier
(Circus aeruginosus) and the red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus) in Europe and second for the lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina) after the Bosporus.
It had already departed, but the walk to Carmel Head featured plenty of migrants, with whinchat, marsh harrier
and golden plovers, plus at least 60 whimbrel, one with coloured rings hatched in Sweden.
Featured are the White-Tailed Eagle, Bearded Tit, Red Kite, Cirl Bunting, Marsh Harrier
, Avocet, Bittern, Dartford Warbler, Corncrake and Peregrine Falcon.
Because the small UK populations of red kite, osprey, marsh harrier
, merlin and Dartford warbler have doubled over the last 25 years, these five species have now been removed from the red list and placed on the amber list.