Saturday, 10 March 2012


Still westerly and a little stronger than I'd hoped this morning but it all helps to blow away the cobwebs.  Migration is on the tip of everyone's tongue and whilst the first so called 'proper' migrants are what most seem to be eagerly awaiting, there are plenty of migrants out and about.
A walk along the favourite beach this morning produced two littoralis Rock Pipits both in a typically tatty state of moulting into summer plumage. Little else of note, the dregs of winter's waders, a few Sanderlings, Bar-tailed Godwits and a single Grey Plover.

Further up the coast two candidate nominate monedula Jackdaws at Lynemouth and Druridge Bay. Druridge Pools held four Pintail amongst a declining number of commoner wildfowl. Back at Woodhorn the drake Scaup was still hanging around the church pool this morning though most of Thursday's Pied Wagtails seemed to have cleared through with only c.10 left.

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