Just spent 5 days on a non birding break in France there was little of note except leaving the house within 100 yards disturbed a Barn Owl which gave excellent views for a few minutes and only the call of the Ferry made us move on. One of my friends had never seen a wild owl of any sort and was impressed. During the trip slowed down to show everyone an Egret in the roadside ditch which transpired to be a Spoonbill.
Yesterday managed to get out 10 till 2 and was very pleased to get good views of the Rough Legged Buzzard at Scotney. I flushed a Snipe and at lloyds great views ( no Camera ) of a Black Redstart.
Must get out more.