Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fishing Crow

Carrion Crow bottom right

The delightful Upgang Ravine was the site of this morning's not very early excursion. There were piles of birds in the ravine compared to a few weeks ago (and piles of dog excrement to skip around all over the place). 10 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird 13 Redwing went south, about 100 assorted and mixed finches with best being 20 Siskin. There was a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff. There were Bullfinches. There was no Blyth's Reed Warbler - at least I didn't see or hear one. I rather quickly tired of all this and went and looked in the bay.

Razorbills, Guillemots and Red-throated Divers were launching themselves up the beach at the small fish that were in the surf (such as it was). A Carrion Crow was seriously contemplating diving in, circling low over the water and then walking right to the waters edge. All in all there were at least 12 Red-throated Divers, there were a half dozen Common Terns and not much else.

1 comment:

Boulmer Birder said...

The beach was like that up here today Alistair, gannets were rnearly left sticking out of the sand!