Sunday, May 20, 2007
Above - A Sedge Warbler singing at Linton Pond.
Above - An immature male Marsh Harrier showing well at East Chevington.
Above - Cinnabar Moth and Orange Tip Butterfly at Druridge.
And finally at Linton Pond Hide, graffiti of the highest order. Apparently ALL of the Pochards tell lies. Yes, thats right, all of them. Bastards.
A breezy sunny day that improved as time went on.
No visit to Boulmer today thanks to the Ring necked Duck. Despite starting at 5.30am, and thinking that I had nothing better to do than stroll up and rattle off some snaps, how wrong could I be. The bird had done one. Lucky for me I've seen a good few in the county already...
I spent the morning in the Druridge Bay area with ST and ADMc et al.
Highlights as follows -
Linton Pond - er, I'm struggling here, Blackcap and Garden Warbler doing their own version of Duelling Banjos in the wood.
Longhirst - phhhh...
Bothal - mmmm...some nice swifts etc hawking over the pond and a single Ringed Plover. No Little Ringed seen on our visit.
East Chevington - Better, 2 Marsh Harriers seen well, one bird in particular. 30+ Gadwall, 1 Buzzard flew over.
Druridge Pools - Best, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 41 Ringed Plovers and 15+ Dunlin , 1 Whooper Swan, Herons nest containing two ugly pterodactyls all on the Budge fields. 2 Wheatears on the roadside.
No a bad morning after all, plus a skinny Fox, a few Wall Brown butterflies noted.