|Dotty dog Dotty and my wife Carole at Manea bird hides.|
|Then a couple of RAF Tornados put in an appearance.|
|The once flooded fen was now fields again and the Marsh Harrier was Hunting but the Lapwings were not happy and wanted to protect their nest. They harassed the raptor swooping close in and out to put the bird of prey off.|
|Every time the Marsh Harrier left, it would just circle and come back low. The Lapwings were waiting.|
|The air contest lasted for some time.|
|The Lapwings would not give up the defence of their nest|
On the way back, we saw the Hobby swooping, twisting and diving with great ability. At first, I thought it was a Merlin or Peregrine Falcon. However, it was about the size of a kestrel.
|Hobby over the Fen|