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Friday, 19 September 2008

18-09-08 Raptor Watch Point

Raptor Watch Point ,well that was the hoped theory to go to the hills of East Cramlington the highest point around with views North as far as Newbiggin and Cobalt to the South with a clear view to the coast the purpose , to get my own Honey Buzzard I gave it a couple of hours but nothing apart from lots of Pipits over and a steady stream of Swallows South, Goldcrests in good numbers in the pines, Chiff singing and still a Spotted Flycatcher around , it was a pleasant time in the sun , at least showing it was good for vis mig but I'm not good enough with flight calls for that. a Migrant Hawker briefly and another unitentified Hawker and a few Ruddy Darter.
Went down to St Mary's for the high tide , 2 Bar Tailed, 2 Grey Plover and a Ruff in with the waders, and 15 Whinchats in the field west of the track with a Redstart still around Sparrowhawk low over the mast fields ended the day.
It's that time of year for large groups of Fungi
Spotted Flycatcher still around

This Spider ran across the water then went underwater
Curlew leaving the rocks
Grey Plover coming in to land
Ruff on the rocks
Not a sequence of a Golden Plover taking off, I'm not that clever , the last three leave before the tide rises

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