Sunday, 24 October 2010

Migrant Bird Blip!

Looking east to Canary Wharf
It's a long way down!
The empty skies looking south
Our viewing platform
What a gorgeous day today was!

My day started at Canary Wharf at 8am trying to find birds in the estate. Apart from a pair of Peregrines, a couple of Robins, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Magpies, a few crows and gulls there was absolutely bugger all to hold our attention. We then journeyed onto Tower 42 for phase two of our Migrant Bird Blitz.

The skies were empty bar a few gulls including an adult Great Black-back, a soaring Sparrowhawk and a couple Peregrines around the Tate Modern. This was despite the efforts of several birders scanning along with a couple of Austrian women and their kids that I had met on the street outside and had invited up to enjoy the view!

Maybe I should have stayed at The Scrubs today.

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