Saturday, 8 February 2014

Gulls

A quiet seawatch at Whitburn this morning. A Black-throated Diver motoring north in the strong southerly was the only highlight.

Back to Gateshead and Lamesley had a Wigeon and Shelduck.

A cracking Mediterranean Gull at Watergate with the first Lesser Black-backed Gull of the year and a fly over Grey Wagtail.

Mediterranean Gull
 
Lesser Black-backed Gull
 
Far Pasture car park was alive with birds. 30+ Long-tailed Tits, 6 Bullfinch, Willow, Great, Blue and Coal Tits, Redpoll, Goldcrest and Chaffinch. No Chiffchaff of any kind today, but a Grey Wagtail was on the hide roof and the drake Pochard was on the pond.
 
Grey Wagtail
 
At Shibdon I picked up another adult Mediterranean Gull and just managed to get the camera out as it flew off. The Ruff flew in to join the large Lapwing flock.
 
Mediterranean Gull



 

3 comments:

  1. Hi Rob were the red poll in good numbers at far pastures?

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  2. Just one today. Not many about this winter.

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