Sunday, October 14, 2007
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.