Sunday, 11 May 2014

Weekend Washout!

After a week of working in Cheshire again surveying for Great Crested Newts I was desperate to get out this weekend and headed to the Point yesterday even though the forecast was awful and the conditions were awful when I got there! It ranged from absolutely bl**dy awful to absolutely awful at best! I had full cloud cover, murk blocking the Bay, rain and a south - southwesterly wind force 3 - 4. Other than that it was glorious!

I stuck it out for just over an hour and in that hour all I could muster were eleven Dunlins, 21 Swallows (all heading west), 20 Common Scoters, nine Turnstones, four Sanderlings, five Sandwich Terns, 45 Knots, a Gannet, a Red-throated Diver and an Atlantic Grey Seal.

The plan for this morning was to check three nest box schemes; two for Tree Sparrows and one for Pied Flycatchers, but unfortunately it was pouring down this morning and I had to contact Huw and call it off.

I've got more Newt surveys again this week so blog posts will be few and far between I'm afraid, so once again I will desperate to get out birding when I can!


Warren Baker said...

Aint it crap!!

The Hairy Birder said...

It certainly is Warren; it's been a weary spring at times!