I arrived around 7.30 to find the gates still locked,not a problem,theres lots to do and see around the entrance,Blue,Great & Long Tailed Tits,along with Greenfinch,chaffinch and Goldfinch.The Golf Course Mallards & Canada geese were arriving but i was still asleep so i didn't get any pictures
After brunch i visited the scrape where i spooked a redshank,that never returned and also had a Snipe,the first for a few days.I got photos but they are not very good owing to the fact the snipe was pretty hard to see.
I then went back to the centre to have a nose around and to put some work in my diary.By now it was 1pm so i went back for another ramble around the woodland,while there i observed a raptor,way up,had my bins on it,looked good for a peregrine,i saw another couple looking at it,they thought it was a Kestrel until a Kestrel mobbed it and it was a fraction of the size,although a Buzzard came into view which was that little bit bigger than both,its my first Peregrine on the site and my bird of the day,just!! (heres some distant photos)
I tell you what i think,i think i should stick to taking photos on the ground at subjects in the trees rather than stuff half a mile up in the air,lets see what tomorrow brings!!! Treecreeper & Nuthatch in the woods would be nice although not sure they are mature enough yet,maybe in another 20 years,or 5 if we are lucky!!!