Very happy today! Went to carsington res, derbyshire 1st off, which is one of my local patches, caught up with avocet which was great. I have always missed them when they have turned up in the past! sorry the pic isnt the best, but didnt have much to go on, it was through glass and digiscoped! The wildlife centre hide was busy, so a lot of vibrations didnt help! Was great to hear so many willow warblers along with chiffchaff and blackcap. And the odd Garden Warbler
Then decided to have a run up to beeley moor. Started off with a raven sitting in a dead tree, which then flew off. I was scanning looking for red grouse, during this i was interrupted by a hobby flying through! One of the best views i have had for a while.
I missed a S E Owl by looking in the wrong place! as we decided to begin to leave, my luck changed and saw the owl flying parrallel to us, we decided to go to the other side to try and get a better view, and low and behold it was perched on the wall by the side of the road! Made my day! Best views ever! A little distant for my camera but was pleased witgh the outcome! As we finally left 4 Red Grouse flew in front to round the weekend off, after satarting it with the 11 Whiskered Terns! One can only wonder whats coming next!