Walked from Horseshoe to Pyes today. The winds were westerly which meant nothing in the bushes but there was a good showing of raptors with 2 Common Buzzards together, 2 Marsh Harrier (inc one that gained height & drifted south), Peregrine & Merlin. 72 Pinkfeet went through & 6 Brents headed upriver. Also seen: Greenshank, Whimbrel, Kingfisher, Stonechat & a Siskin through. A weasel showed well in Horseshoe Car Park & several Small Tortoiseshell butterflies on the wing today.