Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Slow start to the year.

We've had a lazy start to the year and haven't been birding much, when we have been out it's been fairly quiet but the year is still young and hope to have plenty of interesting opportunities (we'll see).
Anyway .........January saw the long staying Eastern Black Redstart still in residence at Skinningrove, cracking bird. A Glaucous Gull has been hanging around Hartlepool fish quay for quite a while. Brambling have been in several locations Sutton bank visitors centre had a single on Sunday and a unexpected Tawny Owl showed well briefly on the moors near Hawnby.
 
 
 Tawny Owl
Brambling
Burning the heather - bit close for comfort!!
Yellowhammer
 Glaucous Gull

Mediterranean Gull
 Grey Partridge
Stonechat
 Water Rail
 
 Eastern Black Redstart

 
 

Friday, 4 November 2016

4th November - Another Eastern Black Redstart - Hartlepool

Another Eastern Black Redstart -  this time at Hartlepool Headland.
 

 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

30th October - Daurian Shrike and Pied Wheatear.

Daurian Shrike and Pied Wheatear. Another 2 LIFERS - the shrike was at the lea's at South Shields and the Pied Wheatear was on our doorstep at Redcar seafront. What will turn up next!!
A little Owl also put in an appearance.
 

 Isabelline Daurian Shrike


 Little Owl
 Pied Wheatear




 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

29th October - Back home and birds keep coming - Eastern Black Redstart

Back home and birds keep coming - Eastern Black Redstart at Skinninggrove - another lifer.
 







 

Friday, 28 October 2016

26th - 28th October Mull

Now we arrive on Mull for a few days.
 
 Barnacle Goose
 Common Buzzard
 Fieldfare
 Hen Harrier (male)
 Highland Cow
 Otter
 Red Deer
 White-tailed Eagle