Sunday, 5 November 2017

Still Plenty to Enjoy

Nice to see a Lapland Bunting on the ground. This was my fifth of the Autumn but the only one to spend time on the ground. (The others 3 on Holy Island and 1 at East Chevington. All flying over and calling apart from a brief landing of one of the HI birds after an unusual interaction with a Starling.)

This Brent Goose landed on the cliff top path at Newbiggin.

The seed on the beach is attracting Twite, Shore Larks, Photographers and Birders. The Twite flock reached 120 last week and the lone Shore Lark was joined by a second on Friday (3rd).

Long-tailed Duck (Juv?) 
This bird commutes between the N Pool Chevington and the Sea. Also on the sea; Red-throated Divers, GC Grebes, Auks, Common Scoter and Red-breasted Mergansers.

First proper frost this Autumn (5th). The Bee-eater is still in the North East. At Whitburn last week and now back at Tynemouh. Close observations of the hedgerows and plenty of Wasps were still in evidence.

Fresh Water Mussel from N Pool

A rare trip to Linton Lane ponds to see the Red-necked Grebe. Good to see the NWT have cut back the vegetation in front of the hide.

Cetti's Warbler still singing at Chev and a suppressed Cetti's still at Druridge. Keep up the good work lads!

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