Monday, 7 March 2011

Nice to get out again.

Today was the first time I’ve been out for weeks! So headed off this morning on the local dog walk of the Pier and Marine park area. Pants again really, couple of Pochards with fewer Tufties on the lake and nowt in the way of waders etc. around the Pier.But the barge I helped bring into the Tyne left today with its cargo. Does’nt seem like 4 weeks back that we climbed aboard this a mile and a half off the piers from the pilot boat.
Checked out the local carpark Med.gull after this and it’s almost fully in summer plumage now and looking splendid. Looks like the Cormorant colony is going to choose Marsden rock again this year to breed as a few birds were displaying and looking interested in the old nests here. Also a few Kittiwakes around this area today.
Visited Boldon flats this afternoon whilst on route to Boldon Asda(Hate this place! But the cupboards were looking bare). Birds of note- 2 Shelduck,5 Shoveler(only 1 female), pair of Tufties, Greylags,Canada’s and a single Pinkie with them. Good numbers of Wigeon and Teal here today. On the return leg from Asda at least 50 Curlews on here.
Two visits to Westoe cem. Today and 3 Brambling still on show here.

See what tomorrow brings going out of the boro.!

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