Here, the male Golden Eagle sat in a favourable tree from the RSPB watchpoint. Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher and 4 Goosander also. In the surrounding area - we discovered a Pied Flycatcher nest, with Dippers nearby.
Male Pied Flycatcher feeding young at the nest (c) Ashley Howe
Losing complete hope of the Plover being relocated or found, we moved further south to the Forest of Bowland. Another long walk from Dunsop Bridge got us the 5 Eagle Owls; 2 adults, 3 juveniles. The female ripping a Red-legged Partridge to pieces, shame it wasn't a dog - would have made it far more amusing. As well as, as many as 3 Short-eared Owls, 2 'ringtail' Hen Harriers and Dipper again.
All five Eagle Owls. The 3 juveniles (top), the male hiding (2nd) and the female (bottom) tucking into a red-legged partridge. Impressive birds. (c) Ashley Howe