Same story, almost no birds of prey, I did see one Sparrowhawk, but locals report large raptors are generally present for one day only.
The venue for my movie is a lovely spot but some of the locals seem to have scant regard for its beauty .... Apparently the beck was littered with hundreds of bits of painted clay previously, most now washed away by the recent rains. It wasn't hard to find evidence of the clays though. Personally I find this sort of disregard for our countryside very objectionable.
On the birding front 6 or 7 Common Crossbills in one spot and 4 in another a mile or so distant.