Wednesday 28 July 2010

It got out nice

After a day of sun and showers, it got out quite nice this evening, a bit of warm sunshine and a force 2 NW, after spending the day walking along the bay from Cresswell to Warkworth, I still hadn't had enough so popped into the patch for an evening visit between 7 and 9pm.

The first bird I saw was a nice juvenile cuckoo, perched on the fence at the back of the dunes, being scolded by a meadow pipit and mobbed by swallows. This was my first cuckoo of the year on the patch. Sod's law no camera!

The sea was flat-calm, good conditions for watching cetaceans, a harbour porpoise out to the north was the only sea mammal I saw. One of the great-northern divers was really close in, close enough to photograph, if I'd taken my digi-scoping camera.....

Also on the sea were 26 red-throated divers (!!), an arctic skua and 2 common scoter.

The little egret is still hanging about, it flew up over the trees as I was leaving.

130 cuckoo

PS I just tried to get onto my blog and got this message:

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Also, I tried to get onto the fatbirder website to email Bo Beolens and it was also flagged up by google as being dodgy - anyone else had any bother?

I've deleted the html code from fatbirder top 500 to be safe...


Northumbrian Birding said...

Yes got the same message not sure if it's Google just being super safe, as I have never had a problem.
Cuckoo was a good find ,I remember the one you showed me that was feeding along the shore just out from the hide !!

Warren Baker said...

No Problem with the Fat birder counter on my site Ipin.

Ipin said...

Warren, I tried to look at you blog last night and it was blocked by google chrome, maybe it is just this browser?