We are on the look out for a short eared owl that has been seen recently in the area. We see lots of storks, cranes, spoonbills, glossy ibis, grey herons. A peregrine falcon, marsh harrier and black winged kite. We do not see the short eared owl. We follow tracks in the mud near the river which are perhaps fox? perhaps mongoose?
The most beautiful thing is the enthusiasm of the children, following the line of green bushes to the electricity post, to the left then down a bit to find the cranes amongst the storks with the binoculars.
Then in the dusk as we head home we see a fox. We all see it, in the grasses by the water channel, a bushy tailed and healthy adult fox, then it disappears into the darkness.