So where are the birds then?

A fair question.  We haven’t been out much and when we have, the birds have been distant.  Sunday was no exception, with a freezing vigil at Horse Eye Level eventually yielding a nice male Hen Harrier and a Marsh Harrier, but not the hoped-for Short-eared Owl.  As ever, everything was distant, so the only photo is of some backlit sheep in a reed bed.