Sunday, May 06, 2007
Above -Tree Pipit.
The rest of the day was spent up the Coquet Valley checking out Yardhope Oaks, Holystone Common, Debdon Woods and Rothbury.
At Debdon the wind had increased to a moderate - strong W5. I managed some wind blown shots of a displaying Tree Pipit, but the area was very exposed so birds kept low.
At Holystone there were no migrants of note. This was very suprising as this area of ancient upland oak wood usually holds Wood Warbler, Redstart and Pied Flycatcher. I think the cold weather up here has held them back. All we saw were 2 Crossbills, a day flying Tawny Owl on three occasions and a Roe Buck.