Sunday, September 09, 2007

Raptorial Elegance.







Above - Male Peregrine sitting in plough minding his own when the crow just wouldn't let it lie. Peregrine ringed ( zoom into bottom picture).

Sunny with a cool NW breeze, pleasant.

At Boulmer today from 06.30 until 12.00. I concentrated on the North End this morning, starting off alone, but joined by John Steele at about 7.30ish.

Highlight had to be this male Peregrine, seen on three occasions showing very well first sat in ploughed field later harassing waders just in front of the car park.

Also this morning, a Buzzard was right out on the rocks at Longhoughton Steel, a very strange record, 1 Goldcrest was in a small bush on the edge of the shore, 5 and 3 Lesser Redpolls flew NW, 30+ Meadow Pipits were on the point, 2 Stock Doves, 1 Greenshank flew S. A sea watch from 10.30 - 11.30 had

Sooty Shearwater 20 N
Manx Shearwater 6 N
Bonxie 1 N
Arctic Skua 1 ad S 1 juv N
Red throated Diver 2 S
Teal 6 N

2 comments:

darrell j prest said...

is that a yellow ring? nice pics

Boulmer Birder said...

No Darrell, just a BTO aluminium one reflecting the early sunshine.