Monday, October 08, 2007

OTTERS!

I am now reeling at the comment left by Tariq saying that he'd had 4 Otters on the shore not far from here. That means this is nearly a 'proper' birding place. All the best sites have them, Cresswell, Druridge, Chevington, Big Waters etc. I must check it out soon. Tariq if you read this please leave a grid ref. Cheers.

A very quick check at Bowmere on my way to work had one Yellow browed Warbler still. The second may have been there too but I didn't get out of the car! Here's a good thing though. It might warrant a note to BB...

Pishing. Birds can do it too.
You know that funny squeaky lispy noise a group of pheasants can make? Today that noise in the turnip field next to Bowmere 'pished' the YBW out of cover. As soon as the noise started, YBW dropped out of a cotoneaster to the base of a willow so it could get a better look. After a few seconds of investigation it made its way back up into the cover and eventually flew off to its usual garden.

Cheers Pheasant. It saved me time...

Also here about 6 Chaffinches seemed newly arrived. Northern birds? 1 Redwing.

4 comments:

East Ayton Birding said...

Excellent blog - normally access it from Alistair's site.

In at the deep end, put yourself and Darrell onto my links,

Regards,

Dave

Boulmer Birder said...

Cheers Dave, I keep an eye on yours too ( from Alistairs blog, quite handy isn't it!)I'll add you to my list...

Anonymous said...

BB

Whats your criteria for emboldening certain birds and not others? Is it down to their being year ticks, or just notable birds in general?

BB2

Boulmer Birder said...

BB2, Its just a personal thing. Bold birds are those that I feel are quite noteworthy on my patch, or maybe to birders in general. Year ticks are added to the bottom of the post with the number alongside. I only count my Boulmer patch.Year listing was something I did away with a long time ago.