Saturday, 24 May 2014

Osprey in the mist

The seawatch this morning was very much like yesterday. 2 Great Northern Diver being the highlights, one cracking close bird in full summer plumage.

A search of the Leas and Marsden Quarry was disappointing with nothing at all of note.

The flash at Lamesley still held the Wood and Common Sandpiper while a drake Shoveler was new on the water meadows.

Spent 45mins in Blanchland village, 15mins finding a Spotted Flycatcher and 30mins stood in the rain waiting for it to reappear for a photo.

Spotted Flycatcher
 Called in at the reservoir and an Osprey was perched up on the far side, looking pretty sorry for itself in the rain and fog.

Osprey in the mist
Called into my parents' in Whickham for a cuppa and a Spotted Flycatcher popped up in the garden. Nice end to the day.

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