A pair of COMMON RAVENS was once again busy flying backwards and forwards between two different nests in the valley, presumably the female deciding which one to use this year.
I also checked out a report of 2 Merlins at Pednor End but failed in my quest - just 8 Red Kites, 2 Common Buzzards, prospecting Rooks and 400+ Woodpigeons
Bury Lake has water once more and today yielded the 2 first-year Mute Swans from Pow Wow; also 4 Mallards.
The GREAT WHITE EGRET roosted again in Church Covert NR but the Barn Owl failed to show up. I also saw 9 Little Egrets earlier whilst searching for the GWE.