Couldn't find the get up an go to get out early this morning,instead i browsed the internetweb to see what i was missing,not a lot as it goes.Then a text came through of a summer plumage Curlew Sand at Goldcliff.Don't think i would normally go rushing round after a Curlew Sand but with the Lack of birds locally i thought why not.Anyway apart from the Curlew Sand a handful of dunlin and 2 Greenshank were the best of the rest.Still lots of Painted Lady's about tho.Checked the gulls out at Whitheads after tea but couldn't find any Yellow-Legs.A few wearing rings but the heat haze made them unreadable.Gave that up when a Tramp swigging Special brew and lugging around the biggest rucksack you ever have see walked straight through the middle of them.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Well what a day Friday turned out to be,Checked the internetweb and a few seabirds were moving further down the channel.An hours watch at the cliff of golden delights was on.Not alot happening,just a single Gannet and 1 Arctic skua until a few Whimbrel flew up off the foreshore one with a completely dark Rump.Myself and Tom called it at the same time.In the Panic i thought S*** i better get a pic of this so rattled off a few of the flock.Should have really stayed on it with bins and got a few more features.Immediately checking the photos all were blurred and none Identifiable. Never mind S*** Happens.So it was back down this morning in search.Only a handful of Whimbrel about and all had nice spanking white rear ends.A new Spoondbill was at the Pools also 1 Rock Pipit and the cutest baby Shoveler you ever had seen.Also the cutest baby Pochard you ever have seen.Back over at the Point the seabird tally consisted of 2 Arctic Skuas 7 Gannet 10 kittiwake 1 Fulmar and the earliest Stormy for 7 Years.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
After watching the winds on XC Weather all day.Winds reaching 31Mph in a SW Direction with a few poms scattered about it was straight down to the Golden cliff of delights after work.After an hour and a half of nothing one Pom flew straight up channel circling for a bit before carrying on.
Managed to get these cracking pics as well.
Monday, 4 May 2009
Paid a visit to a nice little local woodland to look for Wood Warbler.Was not disappointed with at least 8 Birds present.Also popped down to the Cliff of Golden delights for 2 hours after XCWeather forecast 20mph SW winds this afternoon.The Only delights from the cliff were 1 Fulmar down Channel and lots of Swift Up and Down.