Went for a look round on of my pieces last night, was hoping that most of the wheat might have been cut but unfortunately it wasnt to be, still lots left standing so makes the roe difficult to see with it being so long.
Did see a couple of roe does, which I have a question about. Both looked to be adult size, feeding away together. However one was obviously in its nice red summer coat, but the other looked to be in what was its winter colour coat already ? It was light grey / brown, but looked a lot more like a winter coat stood at the side of the other one. Is that normal ?
Also, crossing one of the fields I started getting dive bombed by one of these birds, so whipped out the phone and tried to get some footage. As the vid files are quite large I have saved them to dropbox, just wondered if people could confirm what they were.
To me, they looked like Peregrines, and there were 5 in total together. Awesome to watch and I stood for a while and almost forgot about going stalking !!
However, given they are in South Yorks, its not something I would normally expect to see. I have seen Hobbys before near here talking sand martins, however these were a lot bigger. Plus I seem to remember that call being Peregrines when I have seen them on the coast.
Be great if anyone could confirm it for me.
As far as stalking goes, I only saw the two does, no bucks showing. Try again in another week when hopefully the combines been out a bit more !