Saturday, January 26, 2013

No photos today which is a shame as it was sunny with a good covering of snow first thing.

A walk around the coast path was very scenic but almost birdless apart from one or two species in good numbers. Skylarks made their presence known in a steady southerly drift with flocks of 300, 200, 100+ and 30+ all within half an hour.

On the garden feeders were 22 Tree Sparrows, 3 Fieldfares plus the usuals.

This afternoon a lot of Redwings and Fieldfares were around the village, maybe 70+ of each, with a few Bramblings well scattered. A Stock Dove was only my second this year, while 2 Lapwings flew west and a Pied Wagtail south A pair of Hares were out the back looking just about to start boxing and a Roe doe had to be encouraged gently to move off the road and into safety.

A detour from shopping via Boulmer showed the field to be back to its pre-drainage days giving the place its old name of Bulls-mere. A flock of 29 Brent Geese on here were mostly pale bellied but there were maybe 5 dark bellied plus 3 Canada Geese.

Tomorrow we are heading up to Holy Island, hoping to connect with Northumberland's 2nd Cattle Egret. It would be a county tick for just about every one after the first bird spent 10 days on a private site in 1986.

Fingers crossed.


Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for you then, mate.

Ragged Robin said...

Good luck Stewart :)