I spent Sunday afternoon and Monday morning out on Salisbury Plain looking for Merlins and Hen Harriers.  No luck with the harriers, but two Merlins were very active.  Both juvenile I think.  On Monday morning the light was quite good and I managed to get a few decent(ish) in-flight shots as the Merlin rushed through the flocks of Linnets.  One of the trickiest birds to photograph in flight because of their small size, speed, and erractic movement when chasing prey.

Also, a Kestrel, Linnet and Stonechat from this morning.

A bit of a cloudy afternoon on Salisbury Plain today.  But a flock of Linnets was feeding in one of their favoured winter areas and drew in a ringtail Hen Harrier and a Merlin.  A few distant snaps below.

A few random bird photos from a trip to Norfolk last week.

And a few shots of the seals at Blakeney Point - taken duing a boat trip from Morston.

I spent a few days last week near Glastonbury, mainly birding around Ham Wall area. Highlight was the flocks of Bearded Tits at Westhay - feeding very close in the reeds and on the board walk.

I spent a few hours this morning on Chipping Sodbury Common watching the Woodchat Shrike that's there.  It's been there for 3 weeks now.  Seems to be feeding on Craneflies.  Quite active for most of the morning, and sometimes coming quite close.