A pretty miserable day weather wise, with a blustery SW'rly wind and intermittent showers. Definitely the highlight of today was a Short-eared Owl in the fields just below the house, constantly harassed by 2 Hooded Crows. Just managed to grab some shots before it was ushered along.
On that high note decided to check patch, unfortunately there was no sign of yesterdays Bluethroat but 4 Jackdaws flew by and a late Wheatear was frustratingly of the 'northern' variety.
The rest was made up of the usual. A Goldcrest, 3 Robin and 2 Blackcaps. The Black Redstart was still at Skaw and the Lesser Whitethroat and a Robin were still at Sandwick.