Friday, February 25, 2011

Sorry no photo's...

Another day out and about with nothing to photograph. The last few weeks the light has been dreadful but today there wasn't anything either in range or sitting long enough.

Various walks out and about with the terriator had -

Purple Sandpiper 8 in a nice tight flock on the rocks from the coast path. This is an excellent count here where 3 or 4 is considered a good number.
Oystercatcher 21 in the same group as the Purps.
Peregrine 1 imm from our drive, soaring over the back field for 10 minutes. It tried to flush prey from the pines up the hill without success.
Stock Dove 2 in the Long Walk.
Woodpigeon 300+ in local fields. Peregrine food.
Skylark 3 in song around the area. the first ones back in teh village. Still no Meadow Pipits.
Rock Pipit 1 feeding along the coast path.
Siskin 1 male in full song next to our garden would have been a nice photo if it hadn't done a runner while I went to get the camera.

On the plant front I saw my first flowering Coltsfoot and Dandelions of the year around the village this morning.

Note to self - GET SOME PHOTO'S FOR THE NEXT POST!

5 comments:

Dean said...

"GET SOME PHOTO'S FOR THE NEXT POST!"

At times, it`s easier said than done Stewart.
Looking forward to seeing whatever you come up with though.

Birding Ecosse said...

Today was the first time in ages I had enough light to digiscope! But lke you not much of interest, ended up taking groups of gulls to practice ageing them at a later date!

Geordie Magpie said...

Thats a bonnie Coquetdale Terrier you have there Stewart.

Stewart said...

Dean - Still struggling...
Geordie - Coquetdale? I'll check that out, she's a border x jack russell mongie!

Ipin said...

Bunty looks deep in thought there...I bet she's thinking "what's gonna be the first migrant back on the patch...chiffchaff, sandwich tern, sand martin... hmmmm?"