Thursday, October 27, 2011

Yesterday...


A flexi day off.  I headed off to Holy Island to arrive there shortly after first light. There were not as many migrants as may be expected considering the weather on Tuesday but there was enough to keep the interest up.

Back home at 1pm, I had a walk from home down to the Howick Burnmouth and back via the coast path. Two female / fw type Black Redstarts ona manure heap near the farm was a nice record and a male Stonechat with yesterday's Whinchat were the highlights. The Stonechat was my first on patch this year. It shows how the winter has affected this bird, when a couple of years ago there may have been 3 or 4 pairs in the area.

To save me writing please click on the notebook to see the birds seen....

FW Male Blackcap...

The most unusual sighting...a bloke playing sax to Pale bellied Brents...

4 comments:

Matt said...

I've always been a fan of Sax on the beach Stewart!- more fantastic art work as per..............M

Warren Baker said...

you're 'avin a larf! Thats what i call sax on the beach :-)

Stewart said...

Aye the joy of sax eh.....

Ipin said...

Did you ever encounter the bagpipe player who used to practice in the dunes at Druridge?