Saturday, 24 January 2015


Started the day at Burdon Moor which was pretty much deserted other than a single Kestrel. Two birds hunkered down in a field just outside Sunniside turned out to be Red-legged Partridge, my first of the year.

Down by the Tyne a male Peregrine was perched up on the lee side of a bridge, but shot off over Newcastle before I could get a photo.

A look up to Derwent Reservoir gave a male Black Grouse close to Winnows Hill. A Redpoll was by the hide, with Goldeneye and Goosander on the reservoir.

Derwent Reservoir
Far Pasture was again alive with Goldcrest and the Siberian Chiffchaff was showing well along with a Common Chiffchaff. The sewage pans again held 40+ Pied Wagtail, several Grey Wagtail and a Meadow Pipit. Buzzard, Red Kite and Kestrel were all overhead.

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