Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Out on the north field towards Boulmer Steel this evening had 4 Wheatears including at least 1 Greenland male in fresh plumage. The tide was high and the wind blowing from the NW. Waders included 6 Knot, 4 Bar tailed Godwits and 46+ Turnstones.

Ringers caught a Western Bonelli's Warbler during a Constant Effort session on Hauxley Nature Reserve today. It will be nigh on impossible to see due to the extent of cover being buffeted in this breeze. Pity, it would be a lifer for me, I've only had Eastern Bonelli's at Whitley Bay some years back.

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