Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This Goosander was on the QEII Lake at Ashington yesterday. A very salmony pink drake. I drew it on an old file back paper I had lying in the car and added colour at home... a bit hurried. the lake was full of wildfowl with many Gadwall, Mallard, Wigeon, Tufties, Goldeneye and Coot ( thats where they are). 6 Goosanders were on the river Coquet at Warkworth, seen on my way to work.
Today I got finished work early so caught the last hour of light at Boulmer. Despite forecasts of heavy rain, the sky was clear and the sun was setting. Cold but calm.
Walked Bunty along the runways on the old airfied. Not much of note really but two coveys of Grey Partridges, 16 and 6, 1 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat and a couple of Skylarks were seen.