Monday, 29 February 2016

Squirrel & Crossbill

All a bit flat at the moment, with nothing new happening and continuing quietness around Gateshead. As usual for the time of year, Little Owl are popping up all over the Ravensworth Fell area and 4 Gadwall are hanging around Lamesley. The odd Oystercatcher is moving through along with a slow build up of Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Following some excellent photos on Twitter, this morning I popped up to Powhill at Derwent Reservoir. Unfortunately the light was crap, but I managed some excellent views of Red Squirrel and Crossbill.

Red Squirrel



  1. Any particular spot at Powhill where one might see Crossbill?

  2. They are coming to the trees in and around the top car park. They are a bit mobile, but do keep returning.

  3. Thanks for your help. Will try tomorrow a.m.

  4. Thanks again. No luck with Crossbills today, but flushed a snoozing Woodcock!