Thursday, 29 January 2015

Jesmond Dene

Not the usual bird sighting in Jesmond Dene earlier today. I understand that there may be two of them about.
Earlier sightings have been reported from Rising Sun Country Park.
Harris Hawk,

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Leas

This Brent on The Leas this morning, thanks to @Jarrowbirders

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Whittle Dene

A short visit, cos it was caad, to Whittle Dene this morning provided some nice views of Whooper Swan. A Dipper and a Green Sandpiper were in the overflow channel.

Thursday, 22 January 2015


Had a couple of hours around Harwood this morning which was picture perfect with fresh snow, sunshine, Siskin, Jay, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Buzzards. Very nice.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Up the coast

A trip up the coast started at East Chevington where a Long-tailed Duck and an Otter were nice to watch. A couple of Bar-Tailed Godwit were hunkered down at Hauxley amongst the Redshanks. A pair of Pintail at Druridge Pools in the fading light finished off the day nicely

Monday, 5 January 2015


A visit to Thornley today produced my first sighting of a flock of Siskin this winter, feeding on their favourite Larch.  Willow Tit and Nuthatch were nice to see.