Thursday, 20 February 2014

Little Gull

A promising start at East Chevington gave 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe and 3 Long-tailed Duck. No sign of the Marsh Harrier in the strong wind.

Druridge Bay Country Park yielded an adult Little Gull and both 1st and 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull.
Little Gull

Little Gull
1st winter Mediterranean Gull
2nd winter Mediterranean Gull
A drive over the hills to the west of Morpeth gave 2 Raven and several Common Buzzard.
Closer to home a plodge around Newburn Haugh had 1 Jack Snipe and 10 Common Snipe.
Back into Gateshead and 6 Goosander and 2 Goldeneye at Sled Lane Pond with 2 Wigeon and 1 Shelduck nearby at Bradley Hall Lake.
The Ruff was at Shibdon and a Kingfisher at Far Pasture.
Final stop was Lamesley where Gateshead's first two Oystercatchers of the year fed on the flash pool with 100+ Curlew.


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