Saturday, 19 January 2019

The list grows slowly

Picked up some birds for our year list today when we were out and about. A pair of Goosander were on the River Leven at Hutton Rudby but distant. Further up the road at Sexhow we came across a good flock of Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Brambling.

We came across 15 Whooper Swan near Lakeside Café near Scorton later in the day. A nice day although the weather was a bit overcast and chilly.


Saturday, 12 January 2019

New Start

We've decided to start keeping the blog again to use it as a diary of what we have see this year.
The 100 bird species this year was a Black Grouse seen on the Northern North York Moors, we also managed to see a Merlin and Woodcock in the same area.
The year started with some good sightings which included the Teesmouth Hen Harrier, the Sleddale Rough-legged Buzzard, Waxwings at Billingham, Long-eared Owl at Saltholme to name but a few.

The Slavonian Grebe at Skinningrove was showing well on New Years Day at the start of our 2019 Bird list