Friday, 12 June 2009

Yesterday Evening

Went out yesterday evening up the coast with Steve H. We stopped at Snab Point first where a few Auks were on the water.
A female Merganser flew past, as did a Fulmar and a Common Sandpiper was calling from the rocks below.
2 Puffin, 6 Guillemot and 3 Razorbill – Lifer, were on the water in close groups.
There wasn’t much of a breeze so no Shearwaters or Skuas were going past.

The pool from the Oddie Hide at Druridge Pools was dry so we checked the main pool instead, not much there either.

From the pull in at Cresswell Pond there were Singing Reed Warbler, Linnet and Whitethroat.
The long staying male Goosander was on the far bank and a pair of Gadwall with 6 young came out of the reeds briefly.

On the way back we stopped at Arcot Pond were 10 Canada Geese flew over.
The Mute Swan pair were on the near shore with their 6 Cygnets and two separate Mallard broods totalled 17 young.Also Sedge Warbler and 3 Grasshopper Warblers were in the field right of the pond and a Stock Dove flew over.

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