|Dawn at the Haven|
|The view south, this is the south end of my patch.|
|And the view North towards the Bathing House and Dunstanburgh castle.|
Further down to the burn mouth, a male Shelduck was a good find for the time of year being more easily seen in the spring. Another glance seaward added a Guillemot to the total.
Fired up with this boost, I headed around to the Pond Field to see if there were any ducks at all, as there were none on my last visit. As I was the first visitor here this morning at least Mallard, Teal and Little Grebe made a show, with Stock Dove, Greenfinch and a bonus female Blackcap in the woods for good measure.
Back home for a late breakfast, no new species were added, but on the feeders a Siskin was at the niger seed with Goldfinches, 4+ Long tailed Tits fed like animated lollipops on the nuts and at least 10 Tree Sparrows were on the seed feeders.
|Goldfinch male. Note the extent of red on the face.|
|Long tailed Tit.|
My first Moth trapping session of the year yielded only a single moth but it was notable, being my earliest Hebrew Character by a full month.
|Hebrew Character, first moth caught of 2013.|
The running total after today - 71 species ( 77 points). Maybe another 10 to get before the end of January...All on foot and all self found.