Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sture 24 March 2017 - Too busy to bird

Dull, calm and wet at times.

Too much on to be out today (starting to sound rather like groundhog day here).

A Merlin dvergfalk flying over the road at Oen was the first of the year.

A very short walk at Sture produced the usual Crested Tits toppmeis and most of the early migrants.

A pair of Common Crossbill grankorsnebb appeared to be feeding on the buds of hazel trees - not something I've seen before but these birds will eat ANYTHING. See here for a totally bizarre example.

I haven't bothered to download my camera today so here are a couple of videos from my latest trip home to the U.K. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is the Med Gull svartehavsmåke capital of NE England and also a great place to see a lot of other birds.

Sanderlings sandløper, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, February 2017

Just a few of the Med Gulls svartehavsmåke present at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, February 2017

No comments: