Stopped off at Blacktoft Sands on the way to York to see Danny. The star birds here at the moment are a pair of Montagu’s Harrier which I was hoping to see. After a wait of about an hour and a quarter I spotted the pair over the reedbed although quite distant. They stayed on view for 10 minutes or more. The male was seen to mob a Marsh Harrier on a number of occasions. There were a lot of Marsh Harriers and Tree Sparrows around the reserve.