Friday, 15 May 2015


My first seawatch for ages this morning. Up early and at Whitburn Obs for 05.30. Some excellent birds over a calm sea, Arctic Skua, Bonxie, Great Northern Diver and Avocet were the star birds. The Avocet was only the second ever past the Obs. A goods supporting cast with 60+ Manx Shearwater and loads of Sandwich Tern. The full selection on Paul's Blog.

All very quiet in Gateshead, but Dingy Skipper at Burdon Moor were new for the year.


  1. Could u listen to tree pipit calls I heard today to confirm it's a tree pipit?

  2. It would be under" rambling walker in gateshead. "

  3. Sounds pretty good, but must admit I have cloth ears. Could do with a longer clip. Your description of the bird sounds good for Tree Pipit.

  4. I had the bird through binoculars too,and I'm not too sure a meadow pipit sounds like that? Plus where it was in a tree, sound very much like chaffinch with a different endings.yes true I could have recorded longer but it was a toss between recording or seeing
    Think I'll go back tommorrow hopefully high number of insects will keep it around.
    Cheers rob