Quarrying in the rain! - 20th March 2010

I called into the quarry for an hour in the rain this morning having not had the chance all week and wanting to try out the new Kenko 1.5 teleconverter I bought earlier this week. The male Peregrine was calling for a good forty five minutes, moving throughout the the quarry and even chasing Jackdaw at times. 3 Mallard, 1 Coot and 2 Little Grebe were on the water with Chaffinch, Blue and Great Tit flitting oround in the Trees. 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Stock Dove and 2 Herring Gull flew over and eventually the Raven appeared. They seemed to disappear into the cliff face with only one returning and visiting another nest before making a sweep of the quarry and departing. Talking to someone who visited the site last year, this was last years nesting site. I've also been told the Peregrine pair have been seen mating on several occasions this week, so watch this space.

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