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.

A lovely sunny day at Titchfield Haven today.  Quite a bit about (Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail), but all distant.  But a Water Rail showed very well out in the open on and off for about 30 minutes.  The first I've seen properly.

A few snaps of an Osprey with a fish at Arne this morning.  Not much else about today.

Went to Hengistbury Head today to serch for Wrynecks.  No luck.  A few Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Stonechats.  Plus a nice Sparrowhawk up pretty close.