As the sun began to set, you can just make out a Short-eared Owl top right in the image below, not one but at least six short-ears were seen hunting. They were never close enough for any decent images, the two below are my best! The day finished with the rintail Hen Harrier reappearing and showing well as the light disappeared.
|Setting sun, Short-eared Owl top right|
|Short-eared Owl taken from the seawall near the car park|
|Hen Harrier taken from the car park|
What was amazing though was the number of people that were present for sunset. Normally I'd see the odd birdwatcher and a couple of dog walkers. But, today the car park was full and there was a line of people along the seawall, odd groups in the car park and more positioned along the road. It was great to see the reserve being used :-)