As we arrived in the car park by the mill, we passed a bank of photographers with their long lenses trained on the upper stories of the mill. We soon spotted the Peregrine ourselves and Brian got it in his scope for close-up viewing. Once or twice it took off in an unsuccessful pursuit of a pigeon. We moved on to the weir, adding a few more species to our list before crossing the bridge and heading up Wyver Lane.
The sun was out almost continuously for our visit and the song birds kept us entertained, including Chaffinch, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Wren. From the hide we saw swallows, several species of duck, a Lapwing and a Little Egret. A couple of Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk increased our raptor count as we continued along the lane.
Members participating: 4
Bird list (41 species seen and/or heard)
|Little Grebe||Peregrine Falcon||Blackbird|
|Mute Swan||Coot||Long-tailed Tit|
|Greylag Goose||Lapwing||Coal Tit|
|Canada Goose||Black-headed Gull||Blue Tit|
|Shelduck||Herring Gull||Great Tit|
|Mallard||Green Woodpecker||Carrion Crow|