I got a call from Roger telling me to look out of the obs window because there was a Red Kite circling. (Rogers photo pic 1 and more pics on his blog here: http://dodge007.blogspot.com/
Unfortunately I was 5 miles away to the south west trying to do some work on the Little Woodcote Estate. However the bird was heading southwest!
25 minutes later.... there it was, over Little Woodcote heading south west. It wasn't a very good view, flying slowly southwest at a distance of around 250 meters. Then, 10 minutes later it re-appeared from the North and flew low, about 30 meters straight over mine and Steve's head - must have our names on it!
I went over the farm in the afternoon. Still three Yellowhammers on the mound, also 30+ Skylark, 15 Reed Bunting, 200+ Linnet, 1 female Stonechat (a male yesterday) and 10 Meadow Pipit. Also 80+ Teal on the lake, 3 Shoveler flying around this morning and 1 Green Sandpiper.