Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Now that the dark evenings are here blog posts will become more of a weekend feature ( unless I can get out at lunchtime at work for a while) but tonight at dusk I walked Bunty along the north end of Boulmer where 30 Pink footed and 50 Barnacle Geese flew north, yes thats the wrong way, but no doubt they'll re-orientate soon.

A good record on the pager today of 20,000 Barnacle Geese just up the coast at Budle Bay this afternoon. They sometimes do that before moving west towards Caerlaverock. The Bittern was seen twice this afternoon at Cresswell Pond.

We are looking after a friends cat at a small cottage nearby while they are away for a few days. To get to their house you have to drive over a cow meadow through a couple of five bar gates. On the return journey last night a nice Tawny Owl flew up from the track side and over towards the wood. Tonight one was hooting in the same area...

131. Barnacle Goose.

4 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Tawny Owl ? Send it down here BB. Mine seem to have gone missing

Alastair said...

Stewart,
Your BananaBill illustration looks ace in the latest BB. Nice one.

oldcrow61 said...

20,000 geese! That must be quite a sight to see.

Boulmer Birder said...

WB - Its in the post...
A - Cheers...
OC - Yes, to see that many take to the wing all at once is fantastic.