After one and a half days deluge the rain finally stopped today at lunch time. At 3pm we took a walk on the hill behind our house and soon noticed birds of prey moving from north-east to south-west. Most were Short-toed Eagles and we counted 101 by 4.30pm. This included a "kettle" of 60 birds soaring high and then peeling off and then proceeding onwards.
We also noted 3 Red Kites, Common Buzzard, pale-phase Booted Eagle, 3 Sparrowhawks, 2 Hobbies, 2 Raven and a single Crossbill.