Walking back from church in the evening via Crookes and there was a bat out and about flying down the main road. It was only a brief view as it flew off into the houses but its something to report.
Walking back from dinner and I heard the frantic call of a Long-Tailed Tit, followed by the bird crossing the path in earnest. And no wonder, as I looked up to see a sparrowhawk hunting the avenue. It flew round once and then went into the trees, but as we came out of the avenue it flew down the road. It was a really nice view, and certainly gave the local crows a bit of a fright.