Monday, 2 February 2015

Chilly Gateshead

A look around a very cold Gateshead this morning revealed nothing new. At Birtley reed beds 2 Water Rail were calling while 2 Little Grebe and 2 Tufted Duck were taking advantage of the ice-free pools. 5 Grey Partridge at Burdon Moor have survived the hunters. At Far Pasture the Siberian Chiffchaff (sporting a shiny new ring) was showing along with a Chiffchaff and 10+ Goldcrest. 8 Snipe were around the frozen pond and the usual suspects around the car park including 6 Siskin.

Coal Tit


  1. spotted the shorty at burdon again this evening Rob this time chasing a buzzard off.

  2. Nice, I haven't seen it for a while. Very quiet when I was there this morning.

  3. I know, i cant wait for it to warm up a bit.