Saturday, 15 October 2011

More Of The Same

Enjoying yesterday's route so much, I did it again and in slightly slower mode this morning from 07:40 to 10:40.

Northbound, the North Pool was manic with 1000's of Pink-feet and other wildfowl including Pintail, Shoveler, Barnacle and Greylag Geese, Mallard and Teal.

Along the path, a few of these:

One or two of these:

And boat loads of these:

Hadston had a Yellow-browed Warbler in the SW corner of the Scaur car park, my first self-found one - which was nice!

The sea off The Pools had a crackin' summer plumage Great Northern Diver, and with it, three Little Gulls.

And after a wee spot of cheffing (that's not a euphemism, I love to cook too and this year I shall be mostly eating Moroccan), off for a plodge around West Hartford.

One SEO lit up the afternoon and was last seen dropping into the field north of the fire station (having been in the one to its west initially).

And to end the day, a mystery.  In the field to the east of the firestation (east edge, half way along), after the owl had left, a chocolate brown pipit, larger than a Meadow, with a very dark tail (when viewed flying north) and generally ballanced (the tail was as long as the body - but not wagtail lenghth).  IN the four times I saw the bird, all flying away and never on the ground) it never made a sound, and I believe the outer tailo feathers were pale.

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