Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sticking to my guns...

Blimey, with these south easterlies continuing it must be about time for some migrants. So I ignored temptation to the north, and stuck with it here. Still very disappointing, but at least a bit more lively (if you include an arrival of 5 + Willow Warblers), and with a late Common Swift heading high south along the coast.

Offshore... 07:05 - 08:10 - the obligatory Sooty Shearwater eventually went north, and10 Manx Shearwaters. The southerly passage of Red-throated Divers (13), Eurasian Teal (7) and Eurasian Wigeon (9 ) continues just. 3 Great Skuas and 2 Arctic Skuas south, and 1 Arctic north.
16 Common Scoters south, 9 Sandwich Terns, 1 Arctic Tern. 284 Northern Gannets north, 114 S, and 123
Black-legged Kittiwakes south, Didn't count Northern Fulmar or auks, but there were plenty of both.

Sorry bit boring today, but tomorrow is going to be epic. I can feel it in my Swedish au pair's water.

Look what I found while cleaning out my sock drawer (I threw away everything that had a hole in the heel, and all I had left was 1 pair of Christmas socks, unopened, and a single red sock that I'm sure isn't mine. Diane had to buy me some more). Anyway, i found this photo (young people may not remember that in the old days images had to be printed out on special light sensitive paper. I'm not making this up). Dunno who took it, but it wasn't me.

Snowy Owl (well duh!), Wainfleet, Lincs. ?1990.

1 comment:

darrell j prest said...

thats the best pic ive seen of that bird.
well worth the train down