Wednesday 6 August 2008

Rainy Autumn Day

A rainy day today, walking from Craster to Seahouses for work today, saw little of note bird-wise tho it was a nice walk...

At Dru tonight I did a bit of a seawatch looking for more cetaceans, but the dolphins must've moved on, there was only a single harbour porpoise. On the bird front there are now 9 red-throated divers in various states of moult and three arctic skuas were hassling terns, I was there until 8.30pm hoping to see storm petrel on the oily-smooth sea, but no luck.

It felt a bit autumnal tonight, a flock of 38 golden plover moved south and 3 whimbrel went north, then the mist descended. A flock of about 1500 starling moved north, presumably going to roost in the East chev reedbeds.

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