I keep doing this, no I'm not back but I am a-posting. Just a quick note. Not much wildlife watching this weekend, but notable birds were 4 Red Legged Partridge (104) and Yellowhammer (105) up on Bullbarrow Hill Dorset. At dusk yesterday there were 9 Yellowhammers in one field, perched on posts and bushes, 2 of which were searching for "a little bit of cheese" apparently.... Blue Vinney is a good choice from Dorset.
Plus 2 cock Pheasants having a right old ding dong in the middle of the road, which if I hadn't stopped the car to watch this, may have been carnage, so intent were they on setting up home and chatting up the ladies. And this morning 3 gloriously sunlit male Bullfinches near Wincanton in one bush.
On Saturday Bullbarrow Hill was alive with wildlife, about 4 or 5 Buzzards, usual Corvids, nice large Linnet flock, and hundreds of Rabbits. At 900 feet it commands a goodly scan of the rolling chalk hills and fields 300 feet below, however I failed to locate Hares. This March I'm going to spend some time up there and on the Wiltshire Downs, spot of mammal watching for a change.
Popped back at dusk last night to maybe glimpse an owl. Sadly not, but hundreds of corvids coming into roost and a nice Sparrowhawk flying along the lane in front of me before hedgehopping over the hedge.