Saturday, 19 October 2013

What a Difference ...

Patch covered thoroughly with ST starting a little too early this morning. NOWT! Well apart from 3 Long-tailed Duck (DBCP .. there was one last week) and 1000+ Pink-footed Geese (EChev). This was followed by a good soaking!

A coffee break and the House Sparrows have found the seed, plenty of them but still missing from the patch.

A short visit to Druridge Pools, Blackcap, Chiffchaffs and lots of Blackbirds.

So back to repeat the Hadston to Chev Patch. What a difference when the wind drops and the temperature rises. A Long-tailed Tit flock, Goldcrest flock 10-12 and then a Yellow-browed Warbler.

A pale Redpoll with a white rump. Closer inspection revealed it was streaked.

The North pool E Chev is amazing 200 Golden P, Ruff, Bar T Godwit, Slavonian Grebe, 8 Pintail, 1 Curlew Sand and much more.

A walk around the South pool and a patch tick Jack Snipe. (8 more for my year target!)

A late visit to Widdrington Moor Lake and it is looking great. 20 Pochard, Wigeon, Tufties, Mallard and 3 Ringed Plover (Plus lots more of interest!).

Another Great Days Birding ... eventually! 

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