Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Dipper Dipper

Got a text from George this morning saying there was a Dipper at Shibdon- only the 2nd ever at the site. Unfortunately I was seawatching at Whitburn where it was very quiet with 4 Little Gull and 4 Red-throated Diver the highlights.

At Burdon Moor I had a Merlin hunting over the stubble field, my first in Gateshead for years. Also here were 150+ Canada and Greylag Geese, 30 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer, 50 Linnet, 1 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite and 2 Kestrel.

The usual fare at Far Pasture and Shibdon, but the Dipper was long gone.

1 comment:

  1. This is an interesting post - Keith Bowey (who was the warden of the site for many years) used to say he expect Dipper to turn up one morning - seems he was right! I assume the bird must have come over from the Derwent.

    Feel free to link this post up to Wild Bird Wednesday (along with about 50 other bird bloggers) on my photo-blog.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne