Friday, October 03, 2008

One or two bits and pieces to report. Firstly, yesterday morning, 6 House Martins were still over our house and a Redwing flew west, newly arrived. At work in Ashington this morning a male Crossbill flew south overhead, calling, glinting red in the morning sun and a Song Thrush dropped out of the sky from high up.

In the evening I walked Bunty around the Boulmer north end. 13 Canada Geese were accompanied by a single Pink Footed Goose as the flew south low overhead and 2 Sandwich Terns were still on the rocks at high tide.

Late this afternoon I got home in time to catch a short half hour seawatch from Boulmer seat. After the winds and rain from the NW last night I thought there might have been more action, but it wasn't too bad. There were -

Velvet Scoter 4
Sooty Shearwater 2
Manx Shearwater 1
Common Scoter 1
Wigeon 12

all N, and

Sandwich Tern 3 S

100 Pink footed Geese flew S and a male Sparrowhawk hunted around Seaton Point.

132. Sooty Shearwater

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