Tuesday, 19 February 2013

back online :)

Had a week of ups and downs, the downs were, no internet and the clutch going on the landrover on the moors :( i managed to limp back home and pop it into a garage, still waiting to get it back and find out what the bill will be :(. but on the other hand the ups were three trips away and a hat full of new 2013 ticks :) i'll not go into the trips to much, but the birds in red are new for 2013 and the places visited were, dumfries & galloway, cumbria & lanchshire, teeside & durham, heres the highlights :)

Surf scoter - loch ryan
Green winged teal - caerlaverock
Hawfinch - sizergh castle
Black guillemot - loch ryan
Merlin - loch ryan
Scaup - loch ryan - 2000+
Guillemot - loch ryan
Bean goose - geenabella marsh
Black tailed godwit - tidal pool - teeside
Little owl - allendale
Raven - brough
Red grouse - alston
Marsh tit - leighton moss
Black grouse - langdon beck
Corn bunting - bishop middleham
Greenshank - seal sands
Spotted redshank - seal sands
This takes my year list to 149 :)

Other highlights were

pink footed goose
little egret
barn owl x 2
red throated diver 30 +
red breasted merganser
brent goose
bar tailed godwit
great crested grebe
great northern diver
slav grebe
long tailed duck
red kite
barnacle goose
whooper swan

Other highlights of the week were a Green woodpecker in my garden!!!

Will be spending most of my time in gateshead now, checking the gulls and looking for any new gateshead ticks :) unless anything turns up?

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