Had an hour in Belton Park with the hope of seeing Raven as I’d not seen one there for a while, I chose the most Southerly field below the tower as this had the most new lambs in it, always a favoured haunt of the Raven… I wasn’t to be disappointed as the first bird raised its head from a lamb carcass ! amazingly all that was left was the wool coat and cleanly picked spine ! It soon chose to leave its supper and flew to the stand of pines to join its mate, they then left noisily to roost.. Superb birds ! I wonder what has happened to the original Male which bore the ring from Shropshire ? would love to locate it again.

A Single ghostly Barn Owl finished off the evening as it appeared in virtual darkness hunting alongside the hedgerow adjacent to the new woodlands….