With a weather window of a few hours, I went over to Greylake this morning. So the highlights were:
16 Cranes flying overhead at 8:40 heading west, however 13 cranes flew back at 9:30. No idea if these were the same ones.
3 Marsh Harriers - One close to the hide putting all the ducks up, 2 interacting with each other slightly further away. One appeared to drop something at one point.
1 Peregrine - In the dead tree for most of the time, then gone
Kingfisher (Male) - Brief appearance in front of hide.
1 Godwit - Not sure whether it was Black-Tail or Bar-Tail
Plenty of Wigeon, Teal, Mallard & Shoveler
Pleny of Snipe - Some close to the hide
Huge flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover - Probably the largest I have ever seen in the area. Best views from the screen not hide at the far end of the reserve. Most of these birds appeared to being pushed up from the far west end as small flocks that grew into a super size flock.
3 Roe Deer
Amazing waves of starlings at dawn flying low over the hide.
Well worth it before the wind and rain arrive (will post a few images later on my Flickr site)