With sunset at 9pm, there was time for an evening stroll. So, after a tip-off about whimbrel, I paused by a local field and found one. Very pleasing.
Then off to Eyes Lane, Bretherton for a quick stroll. Rather chillier than expected but worth it. I saw a kestrel out hunting late, a pair of red legged partridge running across a field and a hare in no hurry at all. (How do they keep warm, lying on in open fields all night?) Best sighting was a barn owl silently quartering the fields and I'm sure I heard a tawny owl calling from the woods.
Photo of red-legged partridge is by Mike Atkinson. Use the link in the side bar to view more of his photos.