Monday, 14 June 2010

Beside the Seaside!

Cormorant. David Cookson.

Despite being in the coastal area four hours today I actually didn't see a Cormorant at all but thanks for the excellent photograph of this one in flight....brilliant I'd say David.

I managed a couple of circuits today both of which as expected were pretty quiet, however,  I did manage to collect a first record for Conder Pool with 2 Grey Partridge in the greenery there, otherwise nothing at all of note on here save a Brown Hare, the Greenshank was in the channel again and the Reed Warbler upstream from the road bridge was in song again, and 7 Swift over.

At Cockersands where the high tide didn't help I saw just 2 Eider today, a Red-breasted Merganser and Great-crested Grebe were noted, and c.180 Oystercatchers were as ever the guardians of Plover Scar, 6 Tree Sparrows three of which seemed to think they were shorebirds and were down on the shingle, I saw just 2 Skylark and 7 Linnet included a family party of five, today's MEGA sighting was that of 2 Greenfinch.

And finally....

Black-tailed Godwit. Gary Jones.

Another photograph with 'excellent' attached to it, the Black-tailed Godwit....Thanks for this Gary it is much appreciated.

Apparently the proposed introduction of the White-tailed Eagle to Suffolk looks set to be thrown out the window. I watched a pig farmer on the television at tea time singing the praises of those who opposed the idea and claimed he can now get on with running his business happy in the fact no 'large birds' can upset his sows into panic which then run the danger of suffocating or trampling the piglets to death....I think this guy had been prescribed the wrong tablets by his doctor!

Please note, I'm not suggesting either my support or opposition to this scheme in adding this subject to my post.  



Warren Baker said...

Pig Farmers - Pig ignorant. In fact most farmers are pig ignorant. I see Moles are on the list of '' nasty vicious pests'' now.

Well done with the Grey partridge Pete!

Pete Woodruff said...

Couldn't agree more but careful you don't upset any of my visitors Warren....but fair play you did say 'most' not 'all'.