Around midday the clouds rolled over and the temperature dropped considerably (making Sue's parsnip and pear soup even more popular!). The number of different birds of a pleasing variety of species steadily grew, highlights being three Marsh Harriers, two Pink-footed Geese, several 'blue' Pheasants, half a dozen Mistle Thrushes and a flock of Fieldfares. Other non-bird wildlife included six delightful Brown Hares. (Numbers of birds would have probably been higher had the local landowner not decided to hold a pheasant shoot!)
Back home to lay the table for a Burns Night supper of veggie haggis en croute with Linda, Peter and Sue!