Ravens & Peregrine - 21st March 2010
Having a few hours free we decided to head up to our favourite patch at the moment and try and get a better look around. We arrived at 10.00 just as Chris Rea was leaving, Chris has been watching the area for more than a year now and we’ve bumped in to him on a few occasions at the quarry. We set up as normal at the top of the quarry scanning the area, checking out the known spots for the Peregrine to no avail. One of the Ravens did fly around the quarry landing out of view and called several times. We headed down the track to the bottom of the quarry to try and get a better look around and during our visit to the base both the male and female Peregrine flew over and disappeared over the back of the quarry. We had our best views of the water down at the bottom of the track and logged 2 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 2 Grey Wagtail and 3 Little Grebe. 2 of the Little Grebe seemed to be nesting and could be heard calling on and off throughout our visit. Back up at our normal spot at the top of the quarry we saw the second Raven and both the Peregrine returned and were still roosting on the cliff face when we left just before 12.00. Other sightings on our visit included 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackbird, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Buzzard.