It was sunny when I came in from school and Mick was on his day off so we decided to make the most of the evening and have a run over the moors. On the way we saw a Red Legged Partridge posing like a statue followed by a pair of Crossbill perching high in some conifers high up on the tops. On reaching our destination we had no sooner got out of the car when it began to rain and came in really black. We did however (without even leaving the vacinity of the car) see our first Pied Flycatcher of the year. We managed a couple of record shots before the light was too bad. We also had approx. 100 Fieldfare fly into the tree tops being chased by a Sparrowhawk. In all not a bad hour or so finished off with fish and chips from Stokesley.
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