Monday, November 20, 2006
More from the weekend.
Top - Coquet Island.
Centre from the foreground back, Boulmar Golfball Radar, Amble marina, Alcan Power Station, Newbiggin and Blyth Offshore Windfarm.
Bottom - Church Point, Newbiggin ( cant see any Little Auks).
The view from Longhoughton Quarry facing south, digiscoped.
A check of the quarry on Saturday had 5 Scaup ( 2 males 3 females), an excellent count, 11 Pochard and 120 Tufted Duck. From here the view was fantastic. Facing south I could see Church Point, Newbiggin 20 miles away!
At Boulmer had 27 Grey Partridge, 1 Twite flew south, a good patch tick for me and long overdue, (157), 1 2nd w Med Gull, 1 female type Snow Bunting dropped in briefly, 2 male Kingfishers fighting again on the rocks at the north end ( pics to follow) 1 male Peregrine, 60 Pinkfeet flew south, 9 Herons, 1 Shelduck, 8 Teal, 2+ Grey Plover, 12+ Sanderling.