I had a wonder to West Hartford yesterday afternoon. Nothing much at all on show. A flock of Lapwing feeding in the cut fields opposite Bedlington Golf Course and a Pheasant that shot accross were both patch ticks for the competition.
Almost as soon as I had got back I was out again with SH to check for owls. On the bird race my team had two Tawny Owls calling form the woods near Plessey so that is where we checked. From the pull in passed the windmills towards the farm on the banks of the River Blyth we waited until dark for an owl. Eventually one distantly and briefly called nearer the river. Also a bonus Golden Plover flew over calling, another tick for me.