Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Seal of Approval

Record pic of Shore Lark (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Striking a Pose! (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Waiting for a Canadian
Courtship 1

Juvenile Maw
Courtship 2
Flying Object (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon

We had a special today to see the Grey Seal pups, which duly performed. There were also plenty of cows (females) & aggressive bulls (males). Highlights of the birds there included a Peregrine, which flushed the waders several times; a single Snow Bunting, a Turnstone, a Curlew, and flocks of Brent Geese. We went on to another location, and managed views of more than 30 Snow Buntings with Twite, and then Claude asked what the birds were on the left – sure enough she had found 7 Shore Larks, which eventually flew off south. These were a lifer for several participants.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a good trip. All targets found.

mark horner said...

nice eagle! :)

Michael Flowers said...

I was told it was a Typhoon, but what do I know!