Sunday, December 23, 2007

No proper birding but ....

A look around Sandsend produced Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Red-throated Diver (x at least 4), probable but distant (and no scope) Great Northern Diver. A very distant flock of sea duck were bobbing around off the western car park (probably Common Scoter) but 6 duck sp that flew around the bay at that annoying distance and at an annoying height in annoyingly bright light were somewhat puzzling. I'm sure I really didn't see white on the head and neck of one (the bill did not seem at all heavy) trick of the light, must have been Common Scoter, just didn't jizz quite right. The usual gulls were mooching around and a couple of distant Gannets went east.

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