Wednesday, August 11, 2021


 On Sunday met up with John at Boulmer for 6.30am. Now we are in the height of the holiday season, nowadays Boulmer soon becomes a theme park for visitors wanting to 'get away from it all' so its best to get some birding in before 10am. 

The Toy Box is a new feature here and at the risk of sounding like the grinch, what a bloody eyesore it is.

 We covered both ends of the village  before human numbers built up...

2adw, 1 2ndw Mediterranean Gull, 6 Goosander, 10+ Sanderling, 33 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 1 Knot N, 12+ Redshank, 3, 5 and 1 Bar tailed Godwits stopped briefly then flew south,  150+ Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 220 Curlew, 1 Yellow Wagtail juv on the beach, 1 imm male Marsh Harrier, 1 juv Peregrine, 25+ Swift.

For the time of year, wader numbers are disappointing? I hope its not due to disturbance of the feeding areas here?

Back home, 14 Swifts flew south.


1 comment:

Mr Rugged said...

How anyone can consider the toy box to add any value to Boulmer or an area of outstanding natural beauty is beyond belief. There are far better beaches nearby for children to play on without ruining one of the last areas of unspoilt coast line. It’s enough that Northumberland County Council and the National Trust are over promoting the area without this. Tourism eventually kills the very promises it promotes to the cost off the local environment and, in this case, the wildlife.