An early start at Worlds End to see the black grouse this morning. A bonus dartford warbler that had been found yesterday was seen briefly and was heard singing its scratchy song. A great grey shrike was on the other side of the valley and showed well but was a long way away. Several crossbills and siskins, a peregrine and a couple of ravens made this an excellent mornings birding.
We then gave Clocaenog a try for the goshawks and after a long wait a huge buzzard sized female drifted along the valley near the mast. No sign of the shrike here but good numbers of crossbill with a juv in amongst them plus a couple of ravens