Saturday, September 22, 2007


A nice day. A south westerly wind mind you, but still a nice day.

At Seaton Point, a flock of finches etc feeding in the bean fields held 23 Tree Sparrows, 22 Goldfinches, 20+ Greenfinches and a few Reed Buntings.

In front of the village were 1 juv Curlew Sandpiper with 80 Dunlin, 10 Bar tailed Godwits and 27 Redshank. 6 Lesser Redpolls flew from the allotment towards Boulmer farm.

Quite a few Red Admirals have arrived over the last day or two.

On a more sinister note, Jane was walking down towards Low Steads yesterday and heard a strange chattering / gnawing noise from the hedges along the road. She peered into the hedge tops and saw not one but 10+ Brown Rats. She said the scary thing was that while she could hear the noise from the ones she saw, others could be heard right along the road. Possibly dozens up in the hedge tops!? Maybe the James Herbert books will be true! Can anyone suggest a good German flute player wth time on their hands...

135. Curlew Sandpiper.

4 comments:

st said...

Found a dead one in the garden today, don't tell the wife

The Grocer said...

Does MPF not play the flute and have vaguely Germanic roots?

Boulmer Birder said...

St - What, you found a dead german with a flute? I hope you've got an aliby...

Grocer - I think I'll stick with the rats...

Exmoorjane said...

That is pretty spooky.....never seen rats like that. Last one I saw was a couple of weeks ago hanging inside one of my squirrel-proof bird feeders outside my study window!