Nipped up in the rain this aft', in the folorn hope of finding a whinchat (I didn't and haven't up here for a few years now), however, I did have a female merlin over, heading towards Stoodley Pike and a bonny male stonechat on the wires.
I was staggered to see the extent of the damage done by recent swaling events on the moors. All Byron Edge is burnt to a crisp, as is Soyland Moor, to Great Manshed Hill and as far north as Mount Pleasant Cottages. A large portion of the northern slopes of Rishworth Moor is black too. I shudder to think of the damage to upland species this must have caused.