Friend of SNRG, Ian Kirton, has been working on farms in the Vale of Belvoir during harvest and the other day he found an active Hobby nest in a large hedgerow oak. Today Jim, Mick P & I met up with him to investigate further. As we arrived, we flushed the female from the nest which was a large, fresh Carrion Crow structure. After a fairly swift and expert climb, Mick lowered down three small chicks as mum patrolled overhead. These were ringed and weighed before being returned safely to their nest.