Well its back down to earth with a bang, and since I've been back I haven't seen much about. Been up onto the Beacon area with the Westies where the sound of Woodpigeons was deafening, and the only other thing of note was a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Back on the Patch ie. Thacka flood, well the Moorhens hatch three chicks while I was away and so far they haven't been predated, but talking to John up there this morning, and He has seen the Kestrel about again , and I'm thinking if it has young to feed somewhere then the Moorhen chicks could become food for their young.
The water level is dropping rapidly, so now plenty of mud showing, surely something good is going to drop in soon. Anyway here are some more pics from hols. until I find something interesting locally.