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...