Saturday 30 August 2008

Tour of the patch

SE 5 , overcast, mild

It looked good for ringing at Dru this morning, but JF had gone to spurn to ring mega's so I had a tour of the patch instead and to be honest, felt a bit guilty, it was the first time I had been as far as Low Chibburn since the spring. I was rewarded with a year tick......tree sparrow! there were three in the hedge between the preciptory and farm. Not much else to report, on the beach was little gathering of arctic and sandwich terns with a rosy amongst them, also 16 sanderling and 5 dunlin. Offshore there was 8 red throats, 60+ common scoter and lots of gannet fishing with more great-black-backs around a boat. A cracking bonxie moved north as did a single manxie and arctic skua.

137 tree sparrow

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