After about eighteen months of garden birding due to Covid I finally resumed going back out again on the 18th of August. I went to my old haunt of Moor Green Lakes and somewhat found the initial experience strange.
However, after an hour or so I was fully acclimatised and enjoying myself.
Birds seen on the day wereCommon Tern, Common Gull, Red kite, Little Grebe, Raven, Stonechat, Sparrowhawk, Swallow, Green Sandpiper and Oystercatcher. I even managed a few photos, so all in all it was a very good day.
On the 23rd, again at Moor Green Lakes, I watched with my birding friend Tony Reid, a juvenile Peregrine attempting to catch a Common Tern. It made several swoops on the Tern but its inexperience allowed the Tern to make its escape.
Winter visitors have slowly started to return to the reserve as the summer visitors depart for warmer climes. Passage migrants passing through the reserve normally have a bird of special interest among them and I hope that I will be there to see it, you never know what may turn up.
Stay safe, Stay well.