Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Panic over

With an increasing sense of panic that I alone would be the only soul not to have seen the Roker Olive-backed Pipit I went visiting this morning. Even after all the pin sharp pics seen to date it is without shame I offer--

...........and as a bonus a Lesser Whitethroat in a bush on the opposite side of the road. Thanks Steve.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Druridge Bay

There were good numbers of Sanderling along the edge of the surf today

Saturday, 11 October 2014


I can't quite make up my mind on the identification of this one seen at East Chevington this afternoon.

Any ideas will be appreciated

Now understand its a Chiffchaff

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Shore lark

While at East Chevington this afternoon, I saw on twitter that a Shore lark had been spotted at Druridge earlier in the day. So thought I'd give it a go.
Owwer the moon as they say.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Nice Places

A trip up the coast produced a few nice birds.
I wandered around the outside of the east side of the conifer plantation at the entrance to Druridge pools and spent a while just watching for any bird movement. A bird flew out of the trees toward me and perched on a fallen trunk.

I was pleased to see it was a Turtle Dove which after a short while flew off toward the farm development over the road.
Then a wander onto the beach where I could see a lot of divers quite close in on a dropping tide.
So  with a bit of plodging, had a try to grab a pic of a Red Throated diver

The remainder of the day produced some nice birds

Found it hard to leave with this view beyond Cresswell Pond

Monday, 15 September 2014


Druridge this morning, gave the chance to watch Red-Breasted Flycatcher

there were also a couple of Goldcrest moving amongst the bushes too quick for the camera.

Sunday, 7 September 2014


After reading tweet after tweet this morning and early afternoon I could not resist a visit to Hadston to see my first Wryneck.
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