Saturday, April 28, 2007
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.
109. Arctic Tern