Quarrying again - 12th March 2010

As I finished early I picked Reece up from home and we headed up to the Quarry again in hope of getting some better views of the Raven and/or Peregrine.
We arrived at just after 16.30 and stopped until 17.45 but neither species turned up whilst we were there though this may be due to a dog walker who was there when we arrived. We’ve again increased the count on the number of Jackdaw in the area, estimating there are around 150. We disused this as we scanned the area and the amount of Jackdaw either roosting, flying around the quarry and those flying in and out would be very hard to carry out a proper and accurate count, so an estimate it has to be. Another large count on today’s visit was Black-headed Gull with 50+ passing over the area no doubt moving on to a local roost. Other species seen on this visit included 2 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 4 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Starling, 1 Pied Wagtail, 7 Wood Pigeon 1 Stock Dove, 1 Carrion Crow, 5 Rook, 2 Jay and 7 Magpie. We are hoping to call in at the weekend in hope that the Peregrine and Raven are still around so watch this space.

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