Waggonway looking lush and green
I strode out along the waggonway about six this evening and as I neared the Brierdene Farm along came a very nice surprise, a Marsh Harrier. A sub adult 2 CY by the looks of it (any thoughts on exact age and sex welcomed), and a new addition to the OFFH list (On Foot From Home).
After the excitement I headed towards Holywell Dene where, in nearby fields, lapwings are rearing their young.
After getting drenched by a heavy shower I headed home with the sun setting and the feeling that it was mission accomplished.
Fantastic view looking south from Holywell Dene
Looking west from the waggonway