Not so grim up north

Last week a walk to No Man’s Land gave us Brambling, yet another wintering Dartford Warbler, hiding owls, a brief view of a Hen Harrier and the compulsory Kite flypast.  This weekend we’re up in Yorkshire.  A stop off on the way found us distant Cranes and a stonking Tawny Owl (the only owl of the four species that are there at present). A trip over to see family in Ilkley provided a bonus in the form of two Otters swimming up the Wharfe.  Only my second English Otters and the first in Yorkshire.

Red Kite
Tawny Owl
My first Yorkshire Otters