On the other side of the path a Kestrel perched on a fencepost.
and there were good numbers of Fieldfare and Redwings. A couple of Song Thrush brightened the walk
I had been giving every hedge line bush a good thrashing with the bins as I walked up and down the bridle path, to ensure I didn't miss anything, but when I got back to the crossroads I could see PCF scanning the same hedge line and sure enough the Great Grey Shrike had been there all the time
As the light faded I managed to catch sight of two perched Short-eared Owls before heading home