Saturday 21 February 2009

Coquet Island

I had to work today, but it wasn't too bad, cos I got to go to Coquet Island. This RSPB reserve is not open to the public for landing, but we were working for RSPB so I got to spend the day there.

The eiders were very vocal at the fish dock in Amble, the males all displaying to the females, making their comical noises.
Obviously at this time of year the island is very quiet bird-wise, with only the fulmars beginning to establish themselves.
There were some winter visitors around including a first-winter glaucous gull, peregrine, a few meadow pipits and a robin in the gardens.
This working on Saturday is tough going......

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