Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wet Wheat.

Above - A Goldfinch sketched in the field on burdocks.

Above - Wheatear, wet after a rock pool bath.

A nice calm bright day in the north.

A few hours from Boulmer to Low Steads this morning. Odd migrants around, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 House Martin, 10 Blackbirds, 2 Fieldfares in-off, 2 Lesser Redpolls, one showed well in the allotment, the other was overhead flying west, 2 Wheatears on the shore at the north end. A large flock of finches were feeding in the mugwort and burdock at Low Steads, 250+ Linnets and 30+ Goldfinches. 3 Snipe flew around, 38 Dunlin, 132 Lapwing, 7 Bar tailed Godwit and 1 Knot were on the shore, 16 Shags flew south in one flock, 1 Red throated Diver was on the sea.

A single Red Admiral flew west.


darrell j prest said...

liking the wheatear pics.
just got bb are those your drawings in the the 'birds of holy island' book?


Anonymous said...

Cheers Darrell, yes those are my drawings. There are a few in the Where to Watch birds in North East England too but they aren't up to much...