Monday, July 17, 2006

Wild Stork Chase

Sunday was a bit of a waste really. Graeme, Rob and myself arrived at Grantshouse, Borders at 8.00 am to look for the Black Stork that has made this its home for the last 10 days or so. By 5.00pm we still had not seen it but we knew the surrounding farmland intimately! Oh well you can't win 'em all.
Highlights of the day were 1 Greenshank migrating E, 6+ Buzzard, 2+ Sparrowhawk and several Kestrels.

At Boulmer this evening large numbers of tern feeding frenzies were offshore and a Little Tern patrolled the haven. The other night these frenzies of Sandwich, Common and Arctic Terns had 5+ Roseates in their midst and a few Manx Shearwaters. The moulting Goosander flock now numbers 22.

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