Monday, 22 October 2012

A Grand Day Out.

Sunday was a superb day, one of the best days of the year.  Blue skies, no wind and quite warm as well.  Quite quiet bird wise but a lovely run out with some grand views towards the Lake District.
Raby Castle
Grassholm Reservoir
Pennines on way to Tan Hill
Looking back towards the Lake District
We were not sure what this raptor was as it initially seemed much larger than a Merlin.
Any comments greatly appreciated.
What an experience this must be although Mick says he will never do it!


  1. Excellent photos as always, I suspect it's a female merlin, the colour and the head look right.

  2. Many thanks for your comment, at the time we thought it was something else but on looking at photos we thought merlin but needed to make sure.