This evening a trip to Shibdon after calling in to collect some pay on route.
The view out the shutters
this one definately beats Foghorn Leghorns as worst Spotted Crake image, but i get a bonus point for young rail in background
Little brown chicken-thing
as Rolph used to say . . ."Can you tell what it is yet ?"
Crake was active till 20:30,
Thankfully not all the birds were that distant
Others seen included:- 4j1adWRail, 1Garganey, 5Egret & 65Cormorant roosting in trees, singles of Oik, Snipe, Greenshank & Redshank.
Pulled in at Lamesley on way back
A Barn owl hunting 20:45- 21:30, between Church & Pub, often close to road, allowing good views.
Also 2Little owls
Little Owl keeping out of the rain on the way through
Heres a good gag :-