But we had an inspiring day, met a few old friends and made several new ones too. You can read about the events and more on Mark Avery's blog.
Please add your name, if you haven't already done so, to the e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting. And there is more information on the scale of the killing here on the Raptor Persecution UK website.
All in all it was a very sobering day and, despite looking, its hardly surprising that we didn't see a single bird of prey while we were there - and it was a nice sunny day perfect for raptors. In fact we got all the way back to Kettering before we even saw a buzzard.