Ninety Minutes spent at the foot of the muddy cliffs at Whitburn produced 24 species of birds and some most enjoyable birding.
Some unusual species feeding on the cliffs.
Yes it's on the cliff.
The Sparrowhawk returned for another Starling today. The alarm calls of all the birds alerted me to its arrival. Again it quickly killed the bird and headed away to the clifftop gardens.
A bit of a surprise but it quickly moved into the longer grass.
Not looking too comfortable on the cliff face but I guess there were some tasty morsels around to attract all this bird activity.
Another nice surprise.
So here is the list: Grey Wagtail, Wren, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Redshank, Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Curlew, Redshank, Grey Heron, Snipe, Oystercatcher, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull and Cormorant.
All within a 50m stretch of coastline, Magic!
Oh not another!
This was one of five from their favoured spot yesterday.