Sunday, 17 March 2013

Another Gateshead year tick

First off was burdon moor where there was 12 common snipe, 10+ skylarks, 2 teal, 3 reed buntings, kestrel. Next stop was shibdon pond where there was a whooper swan, which was new for the year. Costco had a kittiwake, goldeneye, many teal, redshanks and shelducks, timber beach had 2 stock doves and a oystercatcher. Next was newburn haugh for some more jack snipe action, 8 common snipe and 8 jack snipe were flushed from the marsh, also a single oystercatcher flew down the tyne. Burdon moor again tomorrow, shouldn't be long before some migrants are ticked :) osprey! wheatear! sand martin! ring ousel! should be on the list soon. 97 species of bird recorded in Gateshead so far in 2013, only 2 birds i need - long eared owl, shoveler and waxwing, should get leo and shoveler within 2 weeks, as for waxwing? fingers crossed on that one :)

A rare bird to be on the pond at shibdon


  1. The only TWO birds you need are leo, shoveler and waxwing, I think you need a calculator as well :)

  2. Lol, i added shoveler which i forgot about and forgot to change 2 to 3 :)