Saturday, July 14, 2007

Phew that was a bit spooky all brought on by that Lesser Whitethroat!

Today the weather has been wrm and humid. Mostly overcast with sunny spells and odd spots of rain. Wind W5.

At Boulmer today - Swifts on the move back south with 26 through in 30 minutes, 124+ Puffins were close in on the sea as were a scattering of Razorbills but only 2 Guillemots. A pale phase Arctic Skua hunted over the rocks very close in affording excellent views probably attracted by the large concentration of terns offshore ( unfortunately there was nothing as good as the Caspian Tern that has been to a few sites in SE Northumberland today). 100+ Arctic Terns, 100+ Sandwich Terns sev Common Terns and 2 adult Little Terns were on the beach. Also 1 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 5 Goosander, 150 Golden Plover and a Manx Shearwater flew N.

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