Sunday, March 29, 2009

Today the sun shone and the sky was clear and blue, even though it was still quite cold. It was much better than the freezing gales yesterday. As the wind dropped last night the sea could be heard roaring as we stood at our back door.

Today, as per, I was busy most of the time but at 6pm we walked Bunty from the Howick house, down to the coast path, then south as far as the Rumbling Kern and back by Howick Lane.

My first spring migrants of the year were 3 singing Chiffchaffs in the willows along the lane. 4 Siskins flew in too, probably looking for a drink and a bath before roosting. On the cliff top 62 Whooper Swans flew north, close in, its just a pity I didnt have the camera, and off shore were a good few Gannets, Kittiwakes and Fulmars N and a few Guillemots were on the sea.

The stroll was just a nice fix to tide me over until a proper birding day...

1 comment:

Alan Tilmouth said...

Fancy a half share of a Moth Trap?