Friday, 25 March 2016

Almost Spring

No rush of migrants yet. A White Wagtail at Lamesley flash pool today was the best I've had. 2 Chiffchaff were singing at Birtley reed beds and a total of 13 Gadwall were spread between here and Lamesley water meadows (a new Gateshead record). Dipper, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail were on the River Team. The Little Egret continues to tour the Lamesley area, today it was on the water meadows, which it shared with a Little Grebe (rare here). a couple of Small Tortoiseshell were out in today's sunshine.

Burdon Moor yesterday still felt wintery with 40 Fieldfare and briefly 20+ Redpoll.

While running on Tuesday near Sunniside I flushed a Woodcock which was my 99th species in Gateshead for the year. Roll on the migrants.

Little Egret
Short-eared Owl

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