Montagu's Harrier

Circus pygargus


Scarce passage migrant. Has bred.



BOU Name
Montagu's Harrier
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Description. To include notes on elimination of Pallid Harrier.
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Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Montagu's Harrier 14 Sep 2018 Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge Graham Smith 11 Seen again on 11th. Same bird as last week. Mae in moult but not quite as tatty as seven days ago. Flew oer 3rd hide and began hunting in farmland along ridge
Montagu's Harrier 14 Sep 2018 Stow Marsh Alan Shearring 1 female keeping low spent much time in the reed filled ditches, in flight twice and perched for a while on a post. Interacted briefly with a Common Buzzard
Montagu's Harrier 04 Sep 2018 Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge David Hale 1 From 3rd hide at 15 00. Adult male in moult. Goods views, positive ID from Dave Wagstaff & Graham Smith.
Montagu's Harrier 26 May 2018 Naze, The Brian Combes 1 first summer bird; saltmarsh towards Stone Point, seen briefly in flight and on the ground at about 9.00 - it was somewhat bedraggled possibly having just arrived in off; relocated around 11.00 by Darrell Stile and then we watched it hunting over the marshes - last seen about 1.00 heading north to the Oakley side of Hamford Water. Superb.
Montagu's Harrier 04 Jun 2017 Mersea Island Stephen Entwistle 1 Ringtail west mersea seen by Martin cock
Montagu's Harrier 04 Jun 2017 Mersea Island Stephen Entwistle 1 Ringtail west mersea seen by Martin cock
Montagu's Harrier 04 Jun 2017 Mersea Island Stephen Entwistle 1 Ringtail west mersea seen by Martin cock
Montagu's Harrier 05 Jun 2016 Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) Graham Smith 1 Female - in front of Obs
Montagu's Harrier 19 May 2016 Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge Graham Smith 1 Female. Watched circling low over BWA Fleet with two resident, immature, non-breeding Marsh Harriers. Latter soon returned to fleet but the Monty's continued soaring before drifting off towards the Althorne ridge
Montagu's Harrier 15 May 2016 Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) Robert Pease 1 Montagu's/Palliid ringtail - not specifically identified. Briefly seen moving NW over the Observatory at 12:30. Collective impression was that of an immature female.
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