Monday, 22 October 2012

October 20th & 21st

What a beautiful weekend.  Northumberland looked at it very best with the autumn colour.  A number of people have said to me that the autumn colours appear to be later than usual.  I would be interested in anyones views.

A trip to Cocklaburn, south of Berwick-upon-Tweed produced 12 red throated and 1 black throated divers, 7 common scoter, small numbers of guillemot and razorbill as well as a small selection of waders; knot, oystercatcher, turnstone, curlew and redshank.  There was also a small amount visiable migration (viz mig) which included lapwing (120 south), skylark (12) and meadow pipit (4).

A report of little owl in a Glanton village garden was an excellent find on Sunday.  Tree and house sparrows were much in evidence on Sunday afternoon on my allotment.


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