Monday, June 23, 2008
Above - 2 Brown Hares in the meadow.
Above - Gulls gathering on Longhoughton Steel.
Above - Golden Plovers flying off.
Above - Gulls coming in.
A much better day today, mostly dry and mild with the odd light shower.
Bunty's walk was to the Boulmer north end this evening. I took the camera to photograph some plants that have had me pondering for a few days. In the end I didn't take the picture I wanted, because I'm still confused about their identity. The plants are either Lesser Meadow Rue or Sand Meadow Rue. I suspect that Lesser will win the day...
I found last years sole Pyramidal Orchid looking worse for wear. I think it has been trod on...
Watching the tide come in over the steel, some waders were gathered. 97 Oystercatchers, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew and 22 Redshanks were typical mid summer fare, though 10 Golden Plover were a bit early ( or late?).
I believe that the 23rd June is the witches sabbath? Tomorrow is officially midsummer day ( not to be confused with the solstice that was Saturday)...its all down hill from here, I better start Christmas shopping....