With all the rain in Berkshire yesterday, I had high hopes of perhaps something more unusual turning up at Moor Green Lakes today. But I was wrong, nothing out of the ordinary appeared, at least whilst Gordon and myself were there. Never mind that's birding for you. Later on we where scanning through the Gulls and Lapwings on the diggings at the New Workings, when suddenly they all took to flight. A quick look towards Manor Lake showed that those birds, again Gulls and Lapwings, were already in the air. We immediately began searching for a possible raptor as the cause for their panic and we weren't disappointed when a Peregrine landed in the middle of the diggings. After having a good look around for three minutes it took off towards the North West, much to the relief of the Gulls and Lapwings. The Peregrine more than made up for not seeing something new. It's true what they say, 'every cloud has a silver lining'.
Hi, I'm Roger Milligan. I have been interested in birds since I was a boy growing up in south east London, which was a long time ago. I now live in Farnborough, Hampshire.