As there had been a few birds around this week and no news was coming from Craster, we thought, that's the place to be...
Craster used to be quite well watched in days when people went out birding and didnt just follow the news or sit in a hide. As its just a mile and a half up the road, it can be classed as a local patch of sorts...
Although no sibes or rares were found we still enjoyed the morning with -
Ring Ouzel 1
Garden Warbler 1
Great spotted Woodpecker 1 in-off
Willow Tit 2
and good numbers of Redwing, Song Thrush and Blackbird. Again, a flock of 12 Coal Tits lifted from gorse where they called in agitated fashion, flew to several hundred feet then headed off south, almost over the sea, a great sight.
Back home this evening, a high flying owl coming in from the east turned out to be a Short Eared Owl, it flew right over the village. Only my second patch record.
Still no photos. I just couldnt get anything close enough for my 'box brownie'...
Some nice pics of that Reed Warbler at St Mary's yesterday...it doesn't look like Blyth's to me, but photos can be deceiving.