In this time it ranged much further, disappearing from view on several occasions, over the lane and into fields out of view. It was also seen to perch upon a distant hedge and, on several occasions, roost on the ground. It was seen to dive into the longer grass and not re emerge for 5 minutes or so, perhaps whilst eating caught rodents. A cracking bird to observe.
|In rain and exceptionally poor light this morning|
|In afternoon sunshine|
|Having just relieved itself!!|
Also present over the field were several common buzzards, a red kite, kestrel, yellowhammers and some skylarks. The previously noted short eared owl wasn't present to view by the time I left at about 3p.m. as the light was beginning to fade.