Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Toon Tyne

Decided to have a late look down to the river Tyne beside the Business Park to see if the waders are starting to return. There were small groups of Redshank all the way along the waters edge, together with Curlew, Lapwing, Black Headed Gull, and a surprising number of Grey Heron. No Teal seen.
The sound of a woodpecker hammering away across the river on Dunston Staithes captured the imagination, as did a large Salmon which leaped clear of the water in front of the staithes.
Drove around to the opposite bank at Timber Beach and Costco where there was about a dozen Curlew with Redshank, Lapwing and Ringed Plover.There were 4 Tern screeching overhead but by then it was too dark to get a useful pick
Generally the wader numbers are increasing.
Whilst on this side of the river I noticed some fungi under the north side of some trees and although it was near to dark thought I'd try flash

Th Fungi ident book seems to have gone walkabout so if anyone can assist it would be appreciated


Newton Stringer said...

I counted 50+ redshank besides the business park on Monday, They're defo building up.... + 4 common terns

kirstallcreatures said...

That's a nice post. I'll see if I can be of any help with the fungi. L

PCF said...

Thank goodness numbers are building as my last two webs counts have been dire.
Have you seen any Shelduck broods? Last year there were at least three but I haven't seen any sign this year although not been down as often as I would like.