Spoonbill (Friday 25th April) Plenty of bling but no information from ringers yet. The Barn Owl Ring I found recently did provide some information:
|This bird was ringed by Northumbria RG as age nestling, sex unknown on 21-Jun-2013 at Holy Island, Northumberland|
OS Map reference NU1343, co-ordinates 55deg 41min N 1deg 48min W.
|It was found on 22-Feb-2014 at near Chibburn Farm, Northumberland|
OS Map reference NZ2597, co-ordinates 55deg 16min N 1deg 36min W.
|The bird was Freshly dead Road Casualty|
|It was found 246 days after it was ringed, 48 km from the ringing site, direction SSE.|
Finally saw my first House Martin and photographed a Swallow, well you have to, don't you.
Nine Barnacle Geese were an unexpected discovery Cresswell 1st May (although I was informed that 5000 were still at Caerlverock las week). My first Swift of the year was over Chev S Pool later in the day.
Today (3rd May) I started at Druridge and managed a nice snap of the GWE then to Cambois with ST. A great walk in the resticted access area (Thank goodness we didn't find anything rare.) saw some great wildlife. Two more Swifts headed North but news of a Bonelli's Warbler didn't tempt me to visit Newbiggin.
The first fledged Stonechats capped a good day. The gape isn't very obvious so I'm guessing they fledged early last week.