Friday, 2 January 2015


Spent the morning staring at a field of Kale just south of Bridlington. Other than Kale I did see 5 Linnet, 1 Meadow Pipit and a Buzzard over 3.5 hours in very cold & very windy conditions. The day had started so well, with cracking views of Barn Owl near Scarborough and Peregrine near Bempton. A positive from the morning is that I hopefully got the year's biggest dip out of the way early.

Heading back north I called into Teesside to pick up some year ticks and Dorman's Pool provided Shoveler, Pintail and Gadwall. Newburn Bridge gave Turnstone, Purple Sandpiper, Sanderling, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover and the dependable Mediterranean Gull.

Mediterranean Gull
Purple Sandpiper & Turnstone
Viewing from the life boat station at Hartlepool gave the Glaucous Gull and several Eider.

A quick look at Lamesley gave a Meadow Pipit to keep the Gateshead year list ticking along.


  1. Should of went with "you little bustard" as your title today lol so glad i dont have to go threw the mixed emotions anymore lol ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

  2. It would be no fun if it was easy!