Saturday, April 28, 2007

Late Daffs

Above - Pheasant's Eye or Poet's Narcissus Narcissus poeticus ( or majalis ).

This is a very scarce naturalised species. It flowers much later than most Daffodils, these ones have only just opened this week. This colony (?) is in Denwick Quarry near Alnwick.

A quick sea watch today at Boulmer had only common species in good numbers. The best of the bunch were 3 Arctic Terns and 2 Red throated Divers N.

This morning I had a Whitethroat singing near the caravan site but the constant buzzing by the RAF Helicopters kept it hidden from view. Also around were 2 Tree Sparrows, 1 House Martin and a Lesser Whitethroat.

108. Whitethroat
109. Arctic Tern


The Grocer said...

There were many hundreds of Gannets moving on Friday off Cullernose, a single Coomon Tern was the only other bird of note.
First brood of MAllard on the Coquet at Warkworth last night as I drove home.

Boulmer Birder said...

A lot of Gannets today too but very little else...