Bright and balmy weather and northeasterly breeze didn’t bring us a river of raptors, but today’s observers atop Tower 42 were treated to several observations of central London’s peregrine falcons. The first was noted perched on the tower of the Tate Modern, where it returned off and on throughout our four-hour session. We spotted a second soaring to the east high above the Tower of London. Later, we picked up another circling above The Barbican before it moved off to the northeast.
The only other birds we picked up using central London’s upper airspace were four cormorants soaring to the north (1+3), and around a dozen lesser black-backed gulls and eight or so herring gulls.
Although the sky was blue, there was a persistent haze looking out horizontally that limited our view into the distance, but even so, little was moving. Perhaps a change in the weather will bring us more action for the next session. Hope springs eternal in the birders breast!