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.

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.