I spent an hour on Sunday afternoon on the moorlands looking for Wheatear and Ring Ouzel, I quickly found Wheatear.. a few on show with probably plenty more out of sight.
As the weather closed in I decided to call it a day. While walking back to the car, overhead a Gull attacked something in the distance, it took me a few moments to locate it and bingo....
Short Eared Owl
very early afternoon seemed too early for it to be out hunting.
Maybe it had only just arrived back on territory?
Soon it was up in the air and flying towards me...
then it was joined by another two and they spent a few minutes displaying to each other
before landing for just a few seconds
and then off out of sight
A bright sight on a rainy afternoon!