Did the local run today, Saltholme, Hartlepool Headland, Parton Rocks and Newburn.
From the Phil Stead hide we saw 1 Ruff, 5 Greenshank and numerous Snipe.
At Dormans Pool we had Meadow Brown, Common Blue, Grayling, Wall, Small Copper, Small Heath and Green Veined White Butterflies and what we think was a Cuckoo disappearing into a bush.
At the Headland we had lots of Gannet and Little Gull along with a Great Skua harrassing a tern.
Parton Rocks produced several Knot including one red, Redshank, Turnstone, Ringed Plover with a single Dunlin and Sanderling. On the water there were approx 35 Common Scoter along with several eider and a single porpoise that was seen.
The Med Gull was on the beach at Newburn together with a few sanderling and Ringed Plover.
CATCHING UP WITH A FEW BIRDS.
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