Thursday, 2 April 2015

Ton up

Finally got my 100th bird for Gateshead in 2015. A Swallow this evening, resting on the fence across the pond before joining 4 Sand Martin feeding over the Team.

Stunning photo of the first Swallow!
Bird of the day was a Black Redstart flitting around the cliffs at Whitburn Steel. Always flighty, it was hard to get a decent photo, but hopefully the start of some decent Spring migrants.

Black Redstart

Around Gateshead it almost felt like Spring with lighter winds and blue sky. 5 Gadwall were at Birtley reed beds (including a male paired with a Mallard), Chiffchaff were singing everywhere and a Lizard was basking in the sun.

Common Lizard

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