Light NW winds were forecast for today which had to be better than the strong NE we’ve had for so long, in real life the wind switched round to a light SSW and produced the first Honey Buzzards for me this year. I was joined by Ian S, Russ B and Colin J for when the first bird appeared at 11.40, flying parallel to the cliff and away from us, picked up (as always) thanks to the gulls, the bird gained a little height and came over the valley, mobbed by Jackdaws.
A nice dark female which managed to loose the unwanted attention and circle off to the North.
The second bird appeared over the upper valley/Top wood area and moved Eastwards at 12.50 though too distant for the camera.
A Tree pipit over Fox hill down first thing, a few Swallows, 2 Swift and a Hobby over the farm as I walked home were the only other notable birds.
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I had a spot fly in Langdon Hole at 10.00am but it disappeared almost immediately.