Dull, mild, calm
Out with Bunty this morning past the Bowmere Turnips ( Boulmer Ice Hockey Team?) we had the finch flock today harassed by a nice female Merlin, the first around here for ages. It even perched up to allow a distant scope view.
On to Seaton Point we scored 11 Golden Plover, 1 Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Linnet, 8 Blackbirds, 2 Song Thrushes. On the sea were 2 drake Goldeneye and 2 drake Red breasted Mergansers.
Year list at Boulmer ended on 147, 11 down on last year. Suprising ommissions this year were the distinct lack of any passerine migrants in autumn, no Redstart, Pied Fly, Garden Warbler etc no GS Woodpecker or Short eared Owl. Only one each of Med Gull, Curlew Sand and Little Stint. On the plus side great seawatching and the year ended with a pond!
Start again tomorrow...
The blog has done well. In January I got, on average, 230 hits per week. This has increased to over 600 per week in December (maximum in one week 893 in November). The total hits for 2007 is 22,000!
Thanks to every one who has dropped by and especially to those who have left comments.
A Happy New Year and All the very best for 2008 to everyone out there...Cheers, Stewart.