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.

Just back from a few days on the Somerset Levels, staying near Glastonbury.  One of the things I wanted to do was take some photos of the sunrise, sunset and moonrise around Glastonbury Tor.  Was quite lucky with the weather - nice clear nights and misty mornings.  Below are a few shots.  The sunrise photos were taken from Wearyall Hill.  The sunset photos from the top of the Tor.  The moonrise photos from a drove a few km out on the levels.

While there, made a couple of visits to Catcott Lows where Cattle Egrets were present.  Only the 8 there when I visited, but flew quite close on occasion.  I also managed to see a male Hen Harrier do a quick fly by.

I popped to Cheddar reservoir one afternoon in hope of seeing 3 (relatively) unusual birds.  Grey Phalarope, Black Tern and Little Gull.  Managed to see all 3.

And finally a couple of other photos from Ham Wall and Steart.