Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Gateshead Med

A grey and windy day today. No sign of any Black Grouse at Derwent Reservoir, but a Dipper performed well at Carrick's picnic site. A quick look on the moor above Edmundbyers gave a Red Grouse perched on top of the heather.

Far Pasture pond very full and held only 3 Teal. A Kingfisher was perched low in the reeds and a Buzzard flew through mobbed by crows.

A late afternoon look at Lamesley was worthwhile with a pair of Gadwall and 5 Wigeon. I then picked up a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull feeding with Black-headed, the first that I've seen in Gateshead for many months.


  1. Your going well you need to go to speyside
    For a couple of days get a few lifers and year ticks maybe a weekend in norfolk will boost you aswell

    1. Forgot to mention loch ryan day trip is always worth while

  2. Up to Scotland in April, will see about Norfolk.