Sunday 21 March 2010


I only managed a single, brief, visit to Druridge this weekend, just for an hour or so this afternoon. It was sunny but a cold westerly wind spoiled the day a bit.

The highlight was another early summer visitor returning, a chiffchaff, picked up by the entrance to the Budge screen, it wasn't calling, just flitting through the bushes until it was chased by two blue tits.

There were lots of black-headed gulls on the Budge fields, but sadly no sign of the med gull reported here during the week. Offshore, tow year ticks came in the form of a single kittiwake and a pair of fulmar which were doing some strange courtship thing. I am away all next weekend so hopefully will get out during the week.

85 chiffchaff
86 fulmar
87 kittiwake
88 long-tailed tit


ST said...

c. buzzard on your patch tonight, first i have seen,there. Do you get them often?

Ipin said...

They've nested in the shelterbelts for the last two or three years, you don't see them that often is a good time