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...


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...