Friday, 10 April 2009

St. Mary's and Cambois

With a wet forecast we were pleasantly surprised with this mornings weather, so we decided to get some fresh air at St.Mary's.
On the way there were two Shelduck on the flash next to the B1325 from Earsdon to Hartley and a further two in an adjacent field.
Parked up next to the wetland and the Greylag poked its head up as we passed.

Some nice Turnstone on the beach with Redshank and Oystercatcher present.

Walking back to the car along the front, managed to get a pic of this bird which I am unable to identify, so any advice will be appreciated.

Just turned noon so the next stop has to be 'Castaways' at Seaton Sluice for home made soup and sticky toffee pud - its a brilliant place to recharge.
Driving thro' Cambois and North Blyth and almost to the Alcan Silos there were male and female Wheatear on the railway line.

Wandered along the beach and alongside the Wansbeck estuary where there were pipits and 4 Sand Martins. a brief walk alongside the river showed Bullfinch,

Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Wren with Redshank, Turnstone, Mute Swan on the water


Alan Tilmouth said...

Looks like a Linnet although unusual location.

Birding Sometimes said...

yes, linnet

Citybirding said...

Thanks both, at least I was thinking along the right lines