Sunday, April 01, 2007

Saturday 31st March 2007





Top- Larch flowers. Tiny but quite impressive and easily overlooked.
Centre - Aquaduct, Alnwick Moor.
Bottom - Naturalised Daffodils in Lemmington Wood. These look more like the wild variety than the ones at Howick.

Moderate N5, cool, overcast but quite bright.

A seawatch from the north seat at Boulmer this morning had 354 Gannets ph, 1 Red throated Diver, 1 Puffin, 60 Kittiwakes ph, 20 Fulmar ph all north.

Checked out Lemmington Woods, just west of Alnwick. I walked the old railway line towards the moor past the old aquaduct. Had 4 Buzzards in the air together in territorial dispute, 4+ Red legged Partridge, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin over and 1 Redpoll heard.

I found some plants just emerging that appear to be Arum italicum or Large Cuckoo Pint, a very scarce plant in this area. I'll get some photos in a week or two when it's in flower.

This afternoon I wandered Bunty around the river at Alnmouth. No migrants, but 3 Goldeneye and a Little Grebe on the river west of Foxton bends. Stranger, was a bloke in his fifties, standing on a raised bund near the village waving his trousers around his head! Looks as if he had took an unplanned dip...

4 comments:

mutterings and meanderings said...

The daffodil wood is gorgeous.

Be bluebell time soon.

Boulmer Birder said...

That was quick! Yes, you can't have too many daffs in a wood...I'm looking forward to the bluebells..

The Grocer said...

AH, you saw me then, lol.

bb said...

You should be out picking new sprouting Ramson leaves to sell in your shop. I did, they were excellent...