Sat August 7th (my birthday...): three iris males still active in three of the most favoured territories in Savernake Forest. One launched himself at a buzzard, which is not bad for Day 40 of the Savernake flight season. Then today, Sun 8th, a more thorough search of six primary territories there produced just two males, one of which was intact though worn, and nicely active. But these might be our last of the year ... . And again no sign of Herself.
Coming soon: a statement on the 2010 egg lay, and it's not good news.