Saturday, November 17, 2007






Now up to Mouse 7, yes 7, well only 6 released into the countryside, 7 was more difficult. When moving from trap to tank, he ran up my arm and leapt to freedom somewhere in the spare room. Bunty is demented by the possibility that 7 has now moved in behind the bookcase...

4, 5 and 6 were all released into the wild. How many more are there?

At Boulmer today the weather was 'quiet'. Dull and bright at the same time with a light SW 4.

I walked Bunts around the runways from both ends for little gain. It's not often the patch is as totally quiet as this. The only birds seen were a few coveys of Grey Partridges, 100 or so Golden Plover and...thats about it really. Oh, a dozen late Gannets flew north.

Through the week there was still some light thrush passage with single figure counts of Fieldfare, Redwing and Blackbird all arriving from the east.

4 comments:

Blyth Birder said...

Quiet (and cold!) here also.

Had a small group (15-20) Siskin coming in off the sea at Seaton Sluice early morning while I was watching a RT Diver.

Thought it may be a bit late for incoming?

Boulmer Birder said...

At one time people thought that migration ended in early November, but I have noticed thrushes arriving right up to late December. Some species move as and when their food supply shortens or when the weather gets worse on the near continent.

The Grocer said...

I think you need to mark the mice as they can be a bit like Great Shearwaters and return unexpectedly to fool youi into thinking you nhave seen more than one, ask JGS.

st said...

At last a list count higher than yours regretabily.
I had the 'mousehunt' moment last week at 3am.