Saturday, 28 September 2013

Barred Warbler

Another uncommon bird at Hartlepool today when a Barred Warbler dropped in. A great bird to see and it gave some excellent close views. We even got a visit from birding celebrity Lee Evans to boost the numbers watching the Warbler (no celebrity photo!!)
 Barred Warbler


Thursday, 26 September 2013

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Another uncommon visitor to our area with this Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hartlepool Headland today, also several more Yellow-browed Warblers (but none kept still long enough to photograph!!)
 Red-breasted Flycatcher


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Yellow-browed Warbler at South Gare

At last something of interest arrives in our area with the arrival of several YBW's. With the murky conditions and a light easterly wind it was inevitable that something would turn up ......and they did. Although I only connected with one of several birds I did manage my 1st Redwing of the year and a Common Whitethroat.
Yellow-browed Warbler

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

On the move

Still struggling to catch up with the migrating bird life, an easterly brought some birds onto the coastal fringes of our area but so did torrential rainfall and this caused travel disruption for a while. Lets hope more birds visit the area as they make their way south.
Red-backed Shrike (North Gare)
 Spotted Flycatcher (South Gare)
 Dunlin (Newburn)
 Ringed Plover (Newburn)
 Sanderling (Newburn)
 Sandwich Tern (South Gare)
Stoat (South Gare) 
 Ruff (North Gare)
 Juvenile Water Rail (Saltholme)