Wot a nice day for a change – birdin’ not bad, either.

Nipped across to Cut End, Boston. On the falling tide a harbour porpoise was breaking the surface for quite a time. While watching it I picked up what was to be probably my best bird of the day- a black-throated diver.

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P1070085P1070086The thousands of golden plovers kept me entertained (c6,000, maybe more). About 20 pintails, 30 eiders, 6 red-breasted mergansers and a few great-crested grebes and goldeneyes made sure I kept on scanning. There were a few ‘specks’ too far out to identify.

Early afternoon I zipped over to Frampton in the hope of a raptor or three. Male hen harrier, a minimum of 3 marsh harriers and a merlin were all seen over the saltmarsh.

A red kite near Newton, on the way home, completed the day.

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