|EVENT DATE||DEPARTURE||SITE NAME||AREA||COUNTRY||LAT||LONG||RECORDER_ID|
|04/03/2008||04/03/2008||Linton pond||Northumberland||United Kingdom||55°13.02'N||1°34.98'W||EC|
|12/11/2011||12/11/2011||Cresswell pond, Druiridge Bay||Northumberland||United Kingdom||55°13.98'N||1°33.00'W||RAs|
|01/01/2015||01/01/2015||Warkworth Lane Pond, Druiridge Bay||Northumberland||United Kingdom||55°13.98'N||1°34.02'W||TJD|
|05/03/2015||05/03/2015||Warkworth Lane Pond, Druiridge Bay||Northumberland||United Kingdom||55°13.98'N||1°34.02'W||DE|
Well this Whooper seems to like Northumberland
A brilliant day and a very lucky one.
Started with a brace of Marsh Harriers. I knew they were around but have failed to connect until today. After a wander around the South Pool hoping to photograph Harriers failing but managing to capture this Hare. I headed back to the car.
Just before visiting the North Pool a last glance over the south pool proved fortuitous. Three birds lifted vertically from the reeds, no mistaking this sight! 3 Bearded Tits flew over my head across the track and towards the North pool calling as they went. Amazing!
I sprinted (yes ... sort of sprinted) towards JA who had managed not to notice the birds fly by him. As far as I know they weren't seen again. Looking back to last year's blog, I found one on 2nd March (near the feeding station) but it was 9th before I saw another. Hopefully I'll relocate these birds a little sooner. Guess where I'll be tomorrow morning!