Friday, 18 April 2014

Year Ticks

A tip off from the Dragonhunter had me at Far Pasture in the frost before work this morning. After a few minutes a Grasshopper Warbler started reeling and was soon joined by another. A scarce bird in Gateshead for the last couple of years with, I think, just one last year and none the year before. A Whitethroat popped up with a short burst of song before disappearing back into the hedge.

A walk around Burdon Moor gave 12+ Wheatear and loads of Skylark and Meadow Pipit.


Another wander around Burdon in the evening gave similar numbers of Wheatear, but little else.

On the flash pool at Lamesley were 2 Yellow Wagtail. The first of the year and hopefully the first of many after last year's bumper crop.

Distant Yellow Wagtail

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