Glorious Sun!

Out this am to Binn Green. Wonderful sunny day, very little wind, biting creatures aplenty.

No crossbills. I am beginning to doubt their existence here...

Did see a black pheasant, apparently a hybrid. Very smart.

Also 5 hawks over far rocks, presumably peregrines. Having a lovely time in the breeze. Kestrel chased by  rooks at Aldermans. And: female bullfinch, chaffinch, coal blue and great tits, and 2 jays.


from John Harris, local RSPB member.