Sunday, December 17, 2006
Rob found this Little Egret on rocks just north of Boulmer village this morning. It was quite flighty and soon flew off to the north, hence the quality flight shot at the bottom! It would make a good one for a 'mystery bird' competition though. The bird was the second record here, but our first and is 158 for the year. Just when I had given up hope of anything new.
Also around this weekend, 15 Pale bellied Brent Geese flew N, 42 Wigeon, 20 Mallard, 4 Shelduck, 6+ Goldeneye, 3 Red breasted Merganser, 1 Red throated Diver, 46 Grey Plover was a good count, 35+ Dunlin, 9 Knot, 2 Purple Sandpipers, 100 Curlew, 13+ Bar tailed Godwit and 35+ Turnstone. Rob had a Mediterranean Gull, either an adult or second winter off Seaton Point this afternoon.
One Snow Bunting flew south and 2 Grey Wagtails were in the area.
Last night, when travelling to and from Morpeth, Barn Owls were seen in vehicle headlights at Causey Park on the A1 and near Eshott.