Monday, 7 January 2013

Dull saunter

A saunter up the coast late morning was hindered by wet and dull weather. It was a tick a run exercise I'm afraid, with target species of Mediterranean gull, white-fronted goose, long-tailed duck etc "ticked off" Bonus-wise an obliging merlin at Hemscott Hill would have been a photographic treat had I taken a camera, though twite did not show there (just a big flock of goldfinch).

No slavonian grebe, smew or bittern at East Chevington (a vist combined with the heaviest rain), but compensatory were three waxwing opposite Blyth's Asda store (same corner as 2012) while getting nightshift supplies.

Back on the bike-saddle on the just as wet and dull patch, jack snipe was secured, but stonechat and short-eared owl still elude. Plenty days left to try and catch up with those...

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