Saturday, 27 July 2013

Poorly Spotted

Hot day.  Weekend drivers.  A1 road works.  Morpeth chokka.  An hour to get from Cramlington to Alnmouth.  A country road.  A grassy embankment.  Long grass, nettles and shorts.  A muddy shoreline.  Tall grasses moving in the breeze.  No clear view.  The quarry a hundred yards away.

But a Spotted Sandpiper nonetheless.

I wish Carling did twitching!  I'd even settle for M&S!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Sandy Shore

IIIIIIIIIIIIII wonder if one day that......................................................

Oops, not Sandie Shaw, but the west shore of Arcot and the northern half, to be precise.

Over the past few days, it has held one or two Common Sandpipers, and/or one or two Green Sandpipers, and this evening, it reached a peak with two Green, one Common and two Wood.

Hard going at the moment, but a bit of momentum building.

Bring on the Spotty Red!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Total Birding

With Wessie 'sans eau', 100% of my time is now at Arcot.

Today, adult and two juv Water Rail, two Green Sandpiper (there was but one at dinner time) and a Common Sandpiper too.

There several 'broods' of Little Grebe, and wee Coots and Moorhens too!

It's a busy place, if not a tad predictable, but for now, it's the only place to be.