I walked along the river yesterday evening on the hunt for
Common Sandpiper for the year list. These waders are seen in the parish most
years, usually in late summer, but spotting one is down to pot luck. No
sign and it was generally quiet other than a Kingfisher and an unidentified
wader calling as it flew high overhead.
As I walked back I spotted a falcon, it was a superb Hobby
which flashed past before turning and powering low over a freshly turned field.
Hobby (or possibly speck on camera lens...)
It appeared to land near an old field barn and as I headed
over two Barn Owls flew out. One of these glided over the river bank flushing…a