Cambridgeshire. April 2009.

I spent a few hours up in the fens and was glad to be able to watch a pair of Marsh Harriers. It was a sight more akin to titchwell or minsmere, lovely to see them reeling over the reed beds, always harassed by the local crows they gave a great aerial dog fight display.

The chiffchaffs were vocal as was a solitary willow warbler showing well amongst the tree tops. A pair of linnets showed well albeit briefly and the ever present singing cetti's warbler which as usual did not show itself, they sound so close yet are invisible to your eye.

I then got a last viewing of the harriers before they drifted off high, followed as usual by a determined crow.