Another few hours out on Salisbury Plain again today.  Arrived at about sunrise and spent most of the morning there.  Only one fly-by from a Hen Harrier, but came in nice and close as it flushed amixed flock of linnets, pipits and goldfinches.  Quite pleased with some of these photos.

A single Merlin was about too - at one point flew right over my head.

And a Sparrowhawk.

Salisbury Plain again today.  I tried a slightly different spot.  Good, but distant views of Hen Harrier.  But also got to see my first Merlin of the year - two hunting most of the morning.  Heavily cropped photos.

Back out on Salisbury Plain again today, looking for Hen Harriers.  Plenty of views all afternoon, but very distant.  Much closer were the flocks of Fieldfare, Linnet and Starling that kept coming down to drink in a nearby puddle.

Brief views of a Ringtail Hen Harrier on Salisbury Plain this afternoon.  Very wind and cold.  But good numbers of Fieldfare all coming down to drink in one of the few puddles out there at the moment - might have to go back and try for them some time.

Spotted 8 Crossbills in Bentley Wood this morning.  First time I've seen them there for a few years.  Loads of food for them on the conifers this year, so hopefully it'll be a good winter for them.  They were raher high up today, hence the heavily cropped photos, but I'll be back to try again soon.