Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Toon Tyne two

Had another trip to Newcastle Business Park and the opposite bank tonight. Timing was a bit off as there was no mud visible when I arrived so there were only 3 or 4 Common Tern hunting.
In response to PCF comment on previous post The only Shelduck brood was as per pic below - with only one young. These were in the area where Teams joins Tyne. They were the only two adults seen on the two visits.

On the south side between the Timber Beach and Costco were at least 35 Curlew with good numbers of Lapwing and Redshank. In the area behind Dunston Staithes were 10 Grey Heron waiting for the water level to drop.
Common Tern -

Timber Beach -


PCF said...

Glad at least one bird may make it. Disappointing considering I counted 31 in April and 17 in May with a further two west of Scotswood Bridge. They tended to prefer the area around Costco and westward for nesting although I've seen some signs near BAE systems. Maybe there's been disturbance this year or a lack of Rabbit burrows!

Citybirding said...

I'll keep a specific look out for this subject in future.