Monday, 10 October 2011

If one Swallow doesn't make a summer.............. must be autumn!

Damp, drizzle, chilly and generally 'orrible, the single Swallow circling the large dune at Druridge Pools had clearly missed the flight south.

Two Stonechats on the shrub at the top of the same dune were pleasing on the eye, as were the Red-throated Divers and Common Scoters on the sea.

The Oddie Hide gave good views of Snipe, and loads of wildfowl on the lake,with a fare few Goldeneye.

Off to Cresswell, and from the car park, again, loads of wildfowl, and 11 Red-breasted Mergansers were impressive.  Dunlin and Redshank added to the wader tally, and Lapwing and Golden Plover too.

Arcot had not a lot more, the welcoming Bullfinches in the hedgerow near the entrance gate being the highlight!

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