Monday, July 21, 2008

Today was hot and sunny only tempered by a cool E breeze.

Out with Bunty tonight around the north end of Boulmer had a nice juv Whinchat perched up in a stand of ripe corn , probably a local - ish bird. On the shore were 7 Sanderling with 21 Dunlin, 30 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Bar tailed Godwit and 7 Knot. A dozen Sandwich Terns were sitting the high tide out. I didn't get time for a seawatch, not that I'm too bothered, July is quite early though today was definately the time to get a Storm Petrel, a scarce bird up here.

On my way to work this morning 3 Little Egrets were roosting in bushes on the far bank near Warkworth Wier. The Coquet Estuary is looking more 'southern' every day...

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