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Friday, 26 September 2008

23-09-08 Boulmer

A run up the coast via Alnmouth to Boulmer the football field is flooded again with a sizable pool with 97 Redshank,4 Dunlin, 2 Bar Tailed Godwit & 1 Black Tailed ,2 Knot,12 Mallard & 2 Teal with lots of Blackheaded, & Herring Gulls and a few Common checked for Med but no sign , Grey Plovers on the beach with more Bar Tailed RB merganser in the bay and 3 Red Throated Divers a & 10 Common Scoter past.
It was a day out for a walk more than birding but I checked the area all the way to the Outflow from the dene and on to the Old Bathing house, 350-400 Golden Plover,with many Dunlin Redshank and a few Knot one Juvenile Gannet came to close inshore and found it difficult to get out of the surf ,then harassed by gulls plus the onshore wind it took four attempts to get away , a flock of 30+ Goldfinch went ahead of us for most of the walk, heavy rain on the way back but it eased by the time we got back to the car also 130ish Pinkfeet south,I always enjoy a good walk along here.
The football field flood defences still in place

The Bridge over the Dene,there is a spring here that comes up out of the solid rock
Stoat trying trying to decide which of the 8 Pied Wagtails to go for,
It must of heard something else as it ran to the undergrowth
Stop & listen
Pounce & it was gone

2 comments:

Boulmer Birder said...

Thank god you didn't get a Pec Sand Brian....

Northumbrian Birding said...

No worries, I know where I am in the Pec order !!!
Brian