Monday, 5 January 2015


Teesside today with mixed success. A frozen Greenabella first thing was deserted, other than a Little Egret, so we moved on to Saltholme. The Green-winged Teal failed to show, but after a full English a Long-eared Owl was quickly under the belt, being pinned down by RSPB staff. Greenfinch and Great Spotted Woodpecker were belated year ticks here.

Back out to a now thawed Greenabella where the Spotted Redshank showed well, but little else. Out on the flooded Seal Sands the Velvet Scoter was eventually picked up with a few Red-breasted Merganser. On the walk back to the car a couple of distant Black-tailed Godwit were picked up.

Long-eared Owl


  1. Nice one rob looks like things are starting well for you.

  2. Caught up with the short eared owl at burdon moor at 7:45 this morning, just 1 though.

    1. Excellent. They have been hard to catch up with.