After the high octane day out yesterday I spent most of today in the zen like tranquillity of Otmoor RSPB . Was reflecting a bit on my two some what different days this weekend out in 'the Country'. I find it hard to construct a rational argument against hunting in principle (aside from conservation, environment and cruelty considerations) but personally find observing, studying, photographing and recording more fulfilling. Nonetheless certainly a lot of overlap in both days and the more social (and tipples in the field) side of the shoot yesterday was really nice.
Highlights today were a hunting ring-tail Hen Harrier, 4-5 Marsh Harriers, 1 Raven and Bullfinches and Yellowhammers.