A kestrel hunting near Ashway Gap this afternoon was a bright spot in a fairly wet and cool day. There was more activity at Binn Green with a vigorous defence of the bird table by a nuthatch against all comers. They included great tits, coal tits and blue tits with a dunnock, blackbird, chaffinch and wood pigeon  picking up the scraps.

There were fleeting glimpses of swallows on the road up to Saddleworth Moor.