Sunday, October 12, 2008

I was at Cresswell by 7.45 this morning hoping to get a view of the Bittern that has been here over the last week or two. Although I waited until 11.45 there was no sign. During my sit and watch session a few noteworthy sightings were made -

Pink footed Goose 500+ in the fields behind the pond
Barnacle Goose 40+
Greylag 13 over
Little Grebe 10
Pintail 4 females
Scaup 1 female
Tufted Duck 8+
Goldeneye 4
Teal 147+
Wigeon 100+
Red breasted Merganser 1
Spotted Redshank 2
Snipe 4
Lapwing 150+
Golden Plover 50+
Barn Owl 1 above.
Kingfisher 1
Redpoll 4
Buzzard 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1

A Migrant Hawker patrolled the reed edges and a few Sea Aster were in flower.

At Ashington 2 House Martins were over ASDA.

This evening on the road to Howick, 2 Tawny Owls were hooting and 2 Pipistrelles were still on the wing...

1 comment:

oldcrow61 said...

Oh my, how lucky you were to get a picture of the owl. He's gorgeous.