Monday, 24 September 2012

Waiting for the fall

The Expected fall of birds this weekend seemed to pass us by, with all the goodies tending to favour going either to the north or south of our area. We were not in the mood to travel far so had to put up with whatever was in our area. Started at Crookfoot and with the exception of 3 Bar-headed geese nothing exceptional here but did note good numbers of House Martin still present in the area. Hartlepool Headland did produce a Yellow-browed Warbler and we managed a couple of fleeting glimpses Sylvia also spotted a Lesser Whitethroat but that was about it. Further south in the Saltholme area 3 early Whooper Swans were on Dormans pool and the Marsh Harriers (3) were giving some good but distant aerial displays...........and that was about it for the day.
With the onset of a major storm on Monday and Tuesday hope that we get an opportunity to have a second bite of the cherry and hope we get something special drop in to the's hoping.
Marsh Harrier

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