Sunday, December 03, 2006

Friday 1st December 2006

Today was Fine and sunny, mild with a light SW3.

At Boulmer, I decided to check the farmland and old runways ( Boulmer used to be a WWII decoy aerodrome to lure enemy bombers away from nearby Acklington air base). The farmer here has recently signed up to the Countryside Stewardship Scheme so hopefully the habitats will improve in years to come.

I had 1 Buzzard, 9 Grey Partridges, 12+ Yellowhammers, 2-3 Reed Buntings, 2 Redpolls flew over S, 50+ Lapwings flew N and 2 Roe Deer and 2 Brown Hares fed in the fields.

On the shore were 11 Sanderling, 21 Dunlin, 7 Bar tailed Godwits, 1 Rock Pipit and 1 male Red breasted Merganser flew N.

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