Sunday, 14 November 2010

Old Moor.

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Green Sandpiper

Grey Squirrel

Went on trip to Old Moor (Barnsley) RSPB reserve today and although it was fairly quiet we had an enjoyable time. Highlights being Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Repoll.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Waxwing's galore and a Red-necked too!

Waxwings at Port Clarence

Fieldfare at Chop Gate
Red-necked Grebe at Hartlepool Marina

Had a quick run over to Hartlepool marina to catch up with the Red-necked Grebe which was keeping it's distance. On the way back home we had a call from David to say there was 20 Waxwings in our close, just as we came across 3 Waxwings at Port Clarence. Later in the day came across loads of winter Thrushes feeding on Berries just near Chop Gate.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

A Dipper a Day.


Went on the guided walk organised by Teesmouth Bird Club this morning and had a very pleasant walk around the Valley Gardens in Saltburn. Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail and Dipper present along with the more common woodland species. A couple of Red Throated Diver present on the sea and a small group of sanderling on the tideline. Later on in the morning two Razorbill on the sea. Later in the day we had a run up to Sleddale and caught up with a flock of Waxwings on the railway line just before Kildale. We didn't see the Rough Legged Buzzard so we will have a run up again in the morning. We did however enjoy our coffee and cakes at the bakery in Danby.