Thursday, 14 April 2011

Orange knob on a black cock!

Farnes life is as beautiful and busy as always has meant I’ve been unable to update but today’s is a bumper instalment!

The weather has switched and flip reversed in, on and around the UK bringing birds to the south that have yet to reach us in the north. However today’s Black Duck off Stag Rock (I place I remember seeing many seaducks in the past) brought the north right back in the mix!

Initially unconfirmed and distant, it wasn’t til after work we received the news that it was showing well close inshore. This prompted a twitch farnes style! Into the Zodiac and crammed into the car we emerged to this awesome sight!

Click to enlarge for more detail in this crappy record shot!

Drake (or cock!) Black Scoter - Stag Rocks - EPIC


Happy wardens

Beautiful place for a twitch

We soon moved down to the beach and watched the bird feed, display and chase other Scoter barely a hundred yards away!

Back on the Farnes migration continues, albeit at a slower pace with the odd Phylosc and Hirundine as well as some wader movement (including 13 Sanderling, 37 Knot and 45 Purple Sands today) along with building numbers of breeders.


Awesome Eider

Black-head staking it's claim to a patch of wall!

Brownsman Brambling being all rare and uber nice


Will get more posts up and shiz so watch this space..


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