Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sorry for the lack of illustration today, the weather was too dull and damp.

Today was calm and humid with drizzle then heavy rain. Early on was quite dry but overcast, but it didn't last long. By 10am I was rained off home for breakfast.

Arrived at Boulmer at 7.30am and gave the patch a decent flogging until the weather closed in. Most areas were covered, from Seaton Point as far north as the Howdiemont footbridge and a few species were added to the year list. Birds of note today -

Sparrowhawk 1 female hunting the golf course corner.
Puffin 1
Guillemot 1
Gannet a few in the mist
Sandwich Tern 5+
Common Tern 4
Arctic Tern 3 around Longhoughton Steel
Little Tern 1 N
Dunlin 6 in full breeding plumage
Whimbrel 3 at Seaton Point still and 2 at Longhoughton Steel
Swallow a steady movement S (?), plus 7+ in the village
Sand Martin 20+ S ( must be disorientated in the fog)
Wheatear 3 males and 1 female scattered around, looked to be Greenlands.
Sedge Warbler 1 in song at Seaton Point
Whitethroat 1 male singing at the golf course bushes
Lesser Whitethroat 1 male singing in the golf course bushes
Chiffchaff 2 singing males
Willow Warbler 3+ singing males
Tree Sparrow 4+
Yellowhammer 6+

93. Chiffchaff.
94. Lesser Whitethroat.
95. Whitethroat.
96. Sedge Warbler.
97. Common Tern.
98. Arctic Tern,
99. Little Tern.


st said...

Two posts, no pictures or sketches and a poor excuse for an apology.
Simply not what's expected by you readership.

abbey meadows said...

Plenty of quality about Stew. You need a biggy for the ton up!

Boulmer Birder said...

Must do better, comments noted. ton up bird will probably be Yellow Wag...

Ipin said...

I got green-winged teal for my 100th - nice bird for the ton-up! Not had chance to lookon the sea for terns this week.