Wednesday, October 10, 2007

After the rain yesterday, today dawned nice and clear with a very light northerly.

Out with Bunty down from Longhoughton to the Low Steads Farm a few thrushes were arriving from the east. 30 Redwings, 7 Fieldfares and a few Blackbirds and Song Thrushes gave a hint of migration promise. I took a drive around Boulmer on my way to work. The Yellow browed Warblers seem to have gone but a few Blackbirds and 2 Fieldfares came in from the sea, 9 Skylarks flew south and a pair of Stonechats were agitated around the golf course bends. A bit of day dreaming had me away up to Holy Island for a Radde's but I soon snapped out of it and went to work.

ADMc texted me this evening to say that Holy Island was very quiet apart from a small thrush arrival. He obviously had similar thoughts to me this morning...

2 comments:

tariq said...

The otters were mid morning on Sunday. I was on the beach just north of the Howick Burn and they came around the beach on the south side and then swam away up the Burn and into the woods. Good luck.

Boulmer Birder said...

Cheers Tariq thats excellet, I'll try a dawn sortie...