Monday, 20 February 2012

Yesterday 19th
6 Purple Sandpipers. 20+ Knot, 100+ Redshank, 4 Bar Tailed Godwit, on the point and I was surprised to see 6 Dunlin feeding on the new mud on the wetland. Yeah there only Dunlin but it's been years since the wetland has had any waders using it for anything but a roosting site.. ( I tell a lie Snipe still used to use it) A Sparrowhawk scared the sh*t out of the wader roost and a Common Snipe made 2 more year ticks..

Friday, 17 February 2012

A quick visit this morning saw a few waders on the point with, 33+ Dunlin, 5 Knot, 100+ Redshanks, 20+ Oystercatchers, 20+ Curlew, Bar Tailed Godwit and a few Turnstones. The usual Gulls hanging around the carpark, 10+ Cormorants and about the same number of Eider offshore. The top willows were quiet but a few Skylarks were singing nearby.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

11 February 2012

A Very welcome sight today was the sign of some work has been done on the wetland to remove the weed, which has engulfed the wetland for the past few years. Also it was great to see some muddy edges so I will be popping back down to see what waders turn up. A HUGE THANK YOU to whoever organized/did the work here. Ive tried for years to find out off various North Tyneside Council members and have never received a response.
So back to the birds....... 16 Yellowhammers flew into the caravan field and I swear I heard a lapland bunting in with them. 6 Mallard, 3 Moorhen and a few Teal on the Wetland also a single Redshank. The usual Gulls in the North Carpark and a few eider offshore....

Look at that water and lovely mud....