Wednesday, 7 December 2016


With a warm southerly we were not expecting much on this morning's seawatch. We stuck it out and were rewarded with 2 Black-throated Diver and 2 Glaucous Gull. Full results here.

Glaucous Gull
Back in Gateshead, Lamesley finally paid off with a female Pintail, my first in Gateshead for years. Also here were 5 Gadwall and 4 Wigeon.

At Burdon Moor, no sign of any Jack Snipe, but the two Stonechat were still hanging around. 2 Buzzard and a Red Kite drifted over.


Seawatching has been steady away, but we have managed to set a new December day record of 6 Sooty Shearwater and an all time day record of 50 Long-tailed Duck.

A trip up to Bolam on the 1st produced distant views of the Smew and a fly-by Kingfisher.


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