Tuesday, 19 October 2021

On Rare Alert

Not sure I like October. Promises strange birds from the East and sometimes from the West. Mostly I'm  staring at fuzzy images trying to make them into something they are not. This smaller  bird came in with the Barnacle Geese, circled several times then flew off North. All the time the drizzle was in my face and optics.

Not just the Razorbills suffering.

Marsh Harrier (male)

Common Terns
(there were two juvs and an adult)

Buzzard (in off)

Can you spot it. I did luckily.

Ring Ouzel
a bit easier to make out


I do like October. A walk along the ash lagoons with Blackbirds, Song Thrushes and Brambling freshly arrived. Willow Tits, Bullfinches, Dunnocks, Robins and Reed Buntings chasing about. Other common birds making it difficult to decide what to look at. Very exciting even if the rarity doesn't appear.

Thank You

Great work by Anthony (NWT) and his team at Cresswell, Druridge and Chevington over the last few weeks. Much appreciated!


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