Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sunny and mild this morning, calm. This afternoon, overcast with a light N3. Pleasant.

Two walks at Boulmer today with Little G, ( she's a little get:-). We walked from the village north to Longhoughton Steel this morning and we did Seaton Point this afternoon, hoping for a Wheatear. The spring -like feel 'smelled right' for one but we dipped. While I'm on about what we didn't see, there were no Stonechats either, very strange. They are definitely on the decline. A couple of years back there were about 8 pairs on the stretch we walked today. More positive for Bunty, she managed to find, and eat, her first dead, dried Snake Pipefish for several weeks!

Of note - 123 Sanderling, 1 female Merlin seen twice, 6 Goldeneye and an imm Mute Swan flew S along the shore. A lot of birds singing this morning at the north end - 2 Robins, 1 Linnet, 2+ Meadow Pipits and 3+ Skylarks at least.

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