Monday, 15 March 2010

We Have The Weather, Just Not The Birds!

What a stunning day! I am really liking the weather at the mo, it felt so good to be out and about this morning...

Looking south from Branscombe

Looking east from Beer Head back towards Seaton

It is just a pity the spring-like weather isn't reflected in the birding! Looking at the birds on patch today, the only things hinting spring were these....

...Blackwits going red

And...

....male Chaffinches singing their hearts out!

In fact, the sea off Branscombe was a bit of a winter scene. At least ten Red-throated Divers were loafing about along with a single Black-throated Diver, presumably the bird Ian Mc saw here a couple of days ago. Three Common Scoters flew east and a couple of Guillemots were on the sea. Off Seaton Hole, the young drake Eider remains - first time I've seen him for a while.

The Estuary showed both the Barwit and Knot still.

Am hoping the southerly winds forecasted are going to get things moving... just where are the Sand Martins???

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