Monday, January 24, 2011
WeBs day today. Walked the coast from Howick to Boulmer counting the water birds.
The highlight of another relatively dull morning was a large group of 119 Pale bellied Brents on the beach at Boulmer. The were soon moved off into fields by another large fishing competition on the coast. Other than that, 27 Grey Plovers, 238 Curlews, 6 Red throated Divers and 23 Goldeneye were the best on offer.
A few large gull flocks didn't hold anything near a Slaty backed ( thank god, bloody awful thing) and passerines were almost absent. One Skylark was a first this year...
So thats it really....
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.