Wednesday 6th January provided a welcome sunny respite from the persistent rain of the previous few days. I met up with Bob Eade for a stroll across the levels to see what might be about and we were rewarded with good views of 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Hen Harrier and 2 Kingfishers and not such a good view of a Short-eared Owl.
A view across the levels (below) looking towards the ever present dome which used to house the Isaac Newton telescope, before it was moved to the Canary Islands in the late 1970's.
The following day, Carol and I returned to the levels to enjoy the beautiful late afternoon sunshine. Heavy overnight rain meant that waders might have been a better choice than wellies but we were treated to the sight of a Merlin flying low across the fields in front of us.