A Hen Harrier, the second of the day, the first was just outside the kitchen window earlier this morning was a good start, but best was this character which sat nicely for the camera.
This is also quite a scarce winter bird, or at least hard to see.
A bit further up the hill there was another Hen Harrier and 150 Pink-feet. Skylarks were heard overhead, so have returned to the breeding grounds. A single Meadow pipit was also in breeding habitat.
A large flock of Jackdaws (70) and Rooks (450) required scrutiny but they were elusive and no monedula could be picked out.