Saturday 10th was the Severn Valley Railway gala, and Gill and her mother enjoyed this more than I expected! Red Legged Partridges were the birding highlight.
Saturday 17th saw me drive to Llangollen for another railway do.
The line runs close to the River Dee, and I was not particularly surprised to find 2 pairs of Dippers, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtails. I travelled to the Midlands in the evening, and on Sunday I took my mother to see a Tawny Owl in a nearby wood. This picture was digibinned, as I didn't take the scope. It had been reported several times on a thread in Bird Forum. Marsh Tits were also present.