Finally managed to get out in some decent sun light and do a bit of birding.  Popped into Salisbury Plain mid afternoon.  Saw a single Merlin (no photo), but this Short Eared Owl was hunting in the sun for about 30 minutes.  Nice to see there are still a few about, although this year doesn't seem to have been anywhere near as good as previous years.

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.