Quite a cracking morning at The Lodge today. Darren did a bit of vismig first thing, but apart from Wood Pigeons not much else was moving. His highlight were up to three Woodlarks and a mighty Ring Ouzel south-west, leveling the playing field between RSPB and BTO.
I arrived a little later after being on an adjacent hill seeing just as little. As I arrived, one of the Woodlarks was on a song-flight that went kept going for the next hour non-stop. A Raven cronked over, and just as I reached the vismig spot another Ring Ouzel zoomed over west - right over Darren's head (and who never saw it!)
The best was saved to last however, when we tried to locate a furiously cronking Raven in a pine belt. While scanning the tops of the trees a dark brown raptor came out the top of one of them - a ring-tail Hen Harrier! Boom! After an unid'd ring-tail over the house on Friday, this baby sealed the deal.
I think that makes us leaders in the bird stakes once again? I should come to work at weekends more often...;-)