I was lucky to pick up the bird in flight as I arrived and saw roughly where it headed. Another brief but obscured views was had before again it was off. I went off to find it and luckily stumbled across it as I rounded a bend around 50 yards away in a bare tree. I took a couple of record shots (below) before creeping closer. Great scope views were had for just a couple of seconds before again it was off. This time I couldn't relocate it despite looking for a further 45 minutes.
News came through of a Black Kite which was on my route home. It would have been rude to not have stopped off, so I did, and saw only my 3rd ever Black Kite in the UK. It showed relatively distantly over corn fields before drifting off slowly east.
Two great birds in around 2 hours of arrival and a hopefully the shape of things to come.