Shame you didn't get the mammals Chris but am a little jealous of the tawny owl as we could only manage a bird calling on our trip.
Following the 'meet report' from Keith D last weekend, my family dragged ourselves out of bed at 3am this morning and from 5.15am to 9.30am walked from Barden Bridge to Cavendish Pavillion and back on the other side of the river. It was a grim and rainy morning but we saw 40 species including:
kingfisher (three different sightings that we thought were possibly two birds), dipper, common sandpiper, wood warbler (several heard but great views of one), pied flycatcher (fantastic regular views of lots of individuals), redstart and tawny owl (outstanding views of a bird in a dead tree 20 yards from us, which we were able to watch for ten minutes and move on leaving it still sitting there). A couple of close up views of young GS Woodpeckers were another highlight as were some close encounters with herons.
The hoped for otter and deer didn't materialise, and my older girl (aged 11) woke up with a cold that didn't get any better for being up painfullly early and out in the rain, but we had a great time in some superb countryside. Haven't been there for fifteen years but will be back.