Thursday, 16 April 2015


A nice start to the day.

Long-eared Owl
A successful attack
At Burdon Moor the Redstart was still around the loop and an excellent shout from Ron got us all onto 2 Ring Ouzel flying over north.

Not much else around Gateshead today, other than a Common Sandpiper at Lamesley and a few butterflies at Shibdon.

Small Tortoiseshell
This evening it was a trip to the hills. A Muggleswick 2 Pied Flycatcher were showing well.

Pied Flycatcher
Next up to Edmundbyers for another look for Ring Ouzel. A pleasant stroll in the sun with Wheatear zipping about, a pair of Stonechat and a Buzzard overhead. A pair of Ring Ouzel flew over calling and showed distantly, before one flew towards us and landed just 20 yards away. Unbelievable views as the bird spent the next 20 mins feeding out in the open.

Ring Ouzel

A quick look at Derwent Reservoir gave distant views of the Long-tailed Duck. A cracking day!

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