Monday, February 11, 2008
Phew what a scorcher...well not quite.
Above - Howick Bridges.
Another cracking day today, clear and sunny but a bit cooler. Several walks out with Bunty today at Boulmer and Howick.
At Boulmer, a Moorhen was in its usual annual spot though a month early. My third record in three years. At dusk we had a look down the runways for owl activity but there was none. A Buzzard showed well on a telegraph pole between the caravan site and Seaton House.
A walk in the Long Walk at Howick had a few usual woodland species that I dont see enough of at Boulmer. There was a flock of tits feeding between yews and fallen beechmast and a Nuthatch or two. A couple of pairs of Bullfinches were seen and a pair of Siskins, the male in full wheezing song.
Highlight of the day ( apart from the watterhen) was a Peacock butterfly in my garden at lunchtime. No odd spuggies today though...
PS - I've added a new link in the home blogs section on the left - Seaside Observers. Another blog from the goodly folk of Northumberland who like their wildlife...have a look, I bet you're interested once you see what they've seen!