Monday 15 June 2009

Scoters on the move

A band of very heavy, thundery, rain moved through SE Northumberland this afternoon, so once it cleared, by about 8pm, I thought I would check to see if anything had dropped into Druridge, the only obvious new arrivals on the pools were 9 teal and a yellow wagtail.

Offshore the common scoter flocked that appeared in the bay at the weekend has increased to about 95 (from 60 odd yesterday) and another 34 flew N. This can be a good time of year for Surf Scoters turning up in Northumberland so I shall be scanning the flock frequently.

Can you see me?

On the way home, a barn owl was hunting over Cresswell Pond.

1 comment:

Stewart said...

Did you ring it?