Sunday, August 20, 2006

More migrants etc

At Boulmer this morning the weather was dull with a light NW breeze.
Most of the good birds have departed but still managed one or two interesting things. On the shore were 2 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 1 juv Knot, 60+ Ringed Plover and 30+ Dunlin. Elsewhere were 15+ Willow Warblers, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat and 2 Wheatears 1 female Merlin, 2 Sparrowhawks a Weasel and a Hare.

I went with Rob to Holy Island to look for the Greenish Warbler but we only had an hour and dipped. Still we did see one or two noteworthy birds in the vicars garden and the Chare Ends. 1 Wryneck, 1 Wood Warbler, 5 Garden Warblers, 9 Willow Warblers, 1 Pied Fly, and a Tree Pipit. A Little Egret was on the causeway.

On the way home we stopped at Monks House Pool and had 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Ruff and 2 Common Sands. All in all not a bad day. Thanks to whoever took the wryneck pic above ( borrowed from the web). The Peacock and Spotshank are my own.

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