You can just make out the back of the ermin stoat to the right of the post, first white stoat Ive ever seen, unfortunatly thats the only shot I managed.
2 minutes after the stoat my third Red Kite for Calderdale diffted over mobbed by a Raven I think.
Male Buzzard nick named Darky.
Afternoon out at my local watch point proved very good. Started with 2 Kestrels, then the Buzzard pair appeared, followed by a Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine. I moved to a different observation spot when something white caught my eye on the hillside, bins up to see my first ever white Stoat, the camera was set wrong so I only got a shot of its back, strangly Id spent the weekend looking for one found by DJS at another site but didnt see it. The Stoat had just dissapeared when a Red Kite drifted over mobbed by what looks like a Raven. The bird was fairly distant but I managed a few record shots. Other birds included 17 Lapwings, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Fieldfares, 25 Stock Doves, 2 Reed Buntings and a few Meadow Pipits. The day was only spoilt by a Tornado and another RAF jet that roared down the valley spooking everthing.