I haven't done much birding or photography over the last couple of months - poor weather hasn't helped.  Hopefully will get to do some more soon, but until then, here's a Sparrowhawk in out back garden this afternoon.  My first bird photo of 2020.

Finally managed to see Short Eared Owls this year.  Spotted 2 out on Salisbury Plain this afternoon.  A bit distant, a bit hazy, but still nice to see.  Fingers crossed for some nice clear days in January.

 

Another Hen Harrier out on Salisbury Plain this afternoon.  This time a ringtail.

 

Salisbury Plain has seemed rather quiet the last couple of months compared to this time last year.  I haven't even managed to see a Short Eared Owl yet this Autumn.  But did manage a nice adult male Hen Harrier this morning, and a juvenile Merlin.  And a Kestrel.

Occasionally in Autumn and Winter Black Redstarts hang around Salisbury Cathedral, so I popped down today to see if any had turned up yet.  Managed to find just the one after about an hour of looking.  Very high up and difficult to spot, but nice to find one for myself.