Spent a glorious hour in late afternoon sun on the Withins this afternoon, nothing out of the ordinary, but just good to be out.
At least 1,000 Pink Feet over towards Lydiate Station, and three Buzzards in the area, one being screeched at by a Tawny Owl (presumably the hawk was too near its roosting spot).
Two were on the deck, looking for rodents/bugs?
A Jay flopped by and two Stonechats were flitting about, including this male which hung its head in embarrassment at the antics of the Red Legged Partridges.
I don't blame the 'chat, the red legs were going crazy - croaking from the top of hay bales all over the place and chasing after each other through the stubble.
There must have been at least 40 of 'em in three fields around the long rhodedendron covert.
Out on Carr Moss another 500-600 Pink Feet were still feeding in stubble at 6.20pm, with more dropping in as the evening mist seeped in over the fields.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...