Tuesday, 5 March 2013

2 Gateshead year ticks

Spent most of the morning at burdon moor, bit of bad news from here aswell :( i found the remains of the local little owl, looks like a sparrowhawk kill to me. Lets hope the remaining bird finds another partner soon. 20+ skylarks and a couple of meadow pipits back on the moor now, other sightings included grey partridge-2 red kites-2 kestrel-green woodpecker-100+ golden plover-20+lapwings-yellowhammer-2 reed buntings-6 mallard-8 teal-2 snipe-33 fieldfare-8 curlew- 1000+ starling-2 redwing-corvids-tits. Had a check to see if any kittiwakes were back on the tyne, 4 birds were on show and 2 ringed plovers were back at dunstan staithes. Both birds in red were new for year.
Burdon moor - good area for passing raptors and other migrants
ive had - marsh harrier, hobby, osprey, rough legged buzzard, ring ouzel, whinchat just to name a few
remains of a plucked little owl

singing skylarks filled the skies at burdon moor this morning

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