Popped back to the plantation this afternoon with Bunty. It's a bleak, cold, dark place. If it had been Lord of the Rings, Orcs would live there. Its a god awful hole and as fitting for such a place there were no birds. Not even a call note. I might try when the sun is out or it is a bit calmer.
More descriptions written today for submission to the County Records Committee. On what seems to be a quiet year at Boulmer the best birds were 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Sabine's Gulls, 1 Grey Phalarope and the White billed Diver plus other good patch birds such as 2 Yellow browed Warblers, 2 Glaucous Gulls, 1 Iceland Gull, 1 Lapland Bunting, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Long tailed Skuas, several Poms and 1 Storm Petrel. I'm pleased with that lot. I wonder what I've missed without Rob popping down all the time like last year?
The comment left on my first post today is a bit of a worry. Blyth Birder suggests that if visitors to Boulmer are increasing, then the fault could lie a bit closer to home than I would like! Surely blogging about an area can't increase its visitor profile too much? I might start writing about Cobalt Business Park ( no, I've no idea where it is )to see if I can chase my crowds elsewhere...
Seriously though, I may attract one or two birders to call in to see whats about (nowt) but most visiters are walkers, bait diggers, caravanners and the like. I see very few birdwatchers, though I did see a bloke this morning with bins. I wonder if he'd had anything?