Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Some odds and ends...
Today was calm, misty and mild. No weather. A short stop at the caravan site corner at 7.30 this morning had a suprise Great spotted Woodpecker juvenile calling as it crept up a telegraph pole. Only my third record here and the first seen 'perched'.
Also 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Stock Dove and a calling Willow Tit.
A second visit after work to walk Bunty had 1 Great crested Grebe, a patch year tick ( 136) and only my second record here, 1 Sooty Shearwater loafing around offshore, 66 Ringed Plover, 2 Sanderling, 20+ Dunlin, 1 female Merlin and Whitethroats had increased to 5 birds.
Rob called with news of a Spotted Redshank on Monks House Pool at Seahouses. Now that would be some bird for Boulmer.