Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Another cracking day, bright and sunny with a light frost. Calm.

What a bird! This female Peregrine flew low over our heads this morning and landed in a field nearby. Double click on a pic and you can see its BTO ring on its right leg. After my efforts at Cresswell on Sunday, I'm pleased with these. I'm not a great raptor fan, as Pete pointed out, but to see one of these like this is tremendous. I like its executioners black hood. It certainly put the fear of god into the waders on the beach as it flew over.

Rob found a nice Great Northern Diver feeding just behind the haven this morning too. It was tricky to catch up with as it spent more time under water than on top. The first I've seen here since 2005 and the first one 'perched' so to speak.
On the beach, 60 + Sanderling.

Dunnock was finally added to the year list.

70. Great Northern Diver
71. Dunnock
72. Peregrine.


nicola said...

Fantastic! Think I would have been shaking too much to get as good as shot as those!

Boulmer Birder said...

Cheers Nicola, but it was a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. The bird just sat there until I got my snaps.