I'm really pleased to see that the powers that be have discovered why the songbirds are declining - nothing to do with intensive farming, loss of habitat or anything like that, just Crows and Magpies. Nature was never meant to find it's own balance because we can do it soooooooo much better. I thought it was the other way around but I guess I'm wrong! Something stinks.
Anyway, back to the proper stuff.... Saturday was nice, Sunday and Monday were not so good but I wasn't out on any of those days so it didn't matter. Tuesday was forecast to be quite nice so I put a couple of hours in despite the windy conditions. The Otters have been easy to spot in the calm conditions we've had recently so I didn't even bother looking in the choppy water. I was after something a bit different that I hadn't seen for a while. I amused myself, initially, by watching the Hooded Crows on the beach.
That was a result. They were all juvenile birds, no tags or satellite transmitters, just as they should be, White-tailed Eagles. The hail came pelting down after about five minutes of viewing these birds so I beat a hasty retreat.