Main sighting: Barn owl
The 3 dead mute swans I reported over a week ago on the NRW line are still there with wildfowl amongst them, corvids feeding on them. En-route to hides – crows, 1 rook, blackbirds, song thrush, woodpigeons, house sparrows, gt spotted woodpecker, chaffinch, and a buzzard and heron in the first field. Hide 1 – plenty of activity with a pair of marsh harriers (females) hunting, 192 teal, 27 shoveler, 3 snipe, 115 wigeon, 52 lapwing, Canada geese, skylarks and 3 dunlin. Hide 2 – male kestrel calling, approx 500 starlings in the wet field amongst the sheep, magpies, moorhens, herring and black headed gulls, 2 common gulls over, raven, and a barn owl at 1050hrs hunting along the fence from hide 1 right up to the top corner, caught a rodent then flew in a straight line back beyond hide 1 and out of sight.