Day 42 19.03.2018
After a very rewarding day off I once again found myself at Low Mountain. The high numbers of the previous week had somewhat subsided but there were still a few raptors moving, and a good variety again. I had three Pallid Harriers, one of which was a stunning adult male, plus two Booted Eagles; one dark and one light phase bird. Then there was the usual; Black Kites, Steppe Eagles and Steppe Buzzards. There was a very nice pair of Trumpeter Finches in the valley below as well.
Because it was a much slower day we left the mountain a little early, giving me enough time to head into Holland Park and there try once again to see the Semi-collard Flycatcher. This time though I finally struck lucky with a very smart male showing for just a few minutes in late evening light before flying off into the park where I was unable to refind it.
Low Mountain: Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Steppe Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Striolated Bunting, Tristrams Starling, Lesser Whitethroat, Red-rumped Swallow, House Martin, Pale Crag Martin, Sand Partridge, Egyptian Vulture, Pallid Swift,
Holland Park: Afghan Babbler, Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Semi-collard Flycatcher, Quail, Sand Partridge, Palestine Sunbird, Spectacled Bulbul, Little Green Bee-eater, Steppe Buzzard, Laughing Dove, Collard Dove, Feral Pigeon,