There hasn't been a great deal about, combined with a prolonged spell of bad weather, and a severe bout of lethargy. Luckily John-the-birder has been keeping a constant vigil and has had some exiting patch sightings. Red kite a few weeks back, Osprey, also the first to find the Otter, and has had sightings of Red Deer.
And then early Thursday morning I get a text from him --- seo-tbr. by the time I had shaken myself out of my lethargy and got my backside on sight there was no sign of said bird. A visit in the evening gave only brief sightings, and it wasn't until Friday morning that I finally got good views as it spent the early morning hunting over the reserve.
|Its studying the ground for prey.|
|fantastic eyes and markings|
|Roe Deer just before it|
|melted away into the undergrowth, leaving me with just a couple of lucky photos.|
|A Stock Dove, one of a few that has been around the reserve.|
|And I couldn't resist this Blackbird in the early morning sun.|
And while all this was going on at ground level, this was floating overhead-----
|Good morning for ballooning|