Martin is keen on his Odonata and was pleased to see a couple of Broad-bodied Chasers (see below) while we were out.
We popped into Nagshead where I managed to see my first Spotted Flycatcher of the year, nocturnal searches for Nightjars proved fruitless at three sites - I'll be back in June, when its hopefully warmed up a little for those.
On Sunday we resisted several twitching opportunities and headed over to the Cotswolds searching for various raptors, we managed several Red Kites (record shot below) and Hobby but failed with a couple of target species despite thoroughly searching.
Martin knows the Cotswolds well and keeps an eye out for scarce breeding species and we ended up searching for Corn Buntings finding groups of 30 and nine. Not a bad bit of birding in the company of a top mate.
We even we managed a tea and cake stop in Sherborne and watched a gang of Morris dancers doing there thing - very enjoyable!