Tuesday, 29 May 2012
A canny few Terns where rested up around the mid section of the beach, so our lass and Max where sent in the opposite direction to allow me to have a quick wander onto Sandhaven. The first Terns I came across where 2 Arctics then the main group included over 60 of Sandwich and Common terns, about a equal split.
And the first Roseatte of the year for me.
Saturday, 26 May 2012
I also met a bloke here who has tyres out for peeler crabs and pleased to hear he looks out for the Kits and has chased kids from this area in the past....only once he told me, so great on both fronts!
And Ive heard our "off the coastline" nesting Fulmars have the same count of nesting birds as last year- 8/9pairs. Hope to check on this one also soon.
straight passed us hand in hand putting the birds up. Most folk visiting here do have respect Ive found and are interested regards the birds...others just do this type of thing to get kicks in a immature way.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Plenty of Lapwing families on the sides of the roads around this area and often we feared for the little-uns because of how close they where to danger.
The Castleside- Muggleswick road was a tad disappointing for us with only a single male Pied Flycatcher and one male Redstart seen of note. The nature of the walking here makes venturing into the gorge areas a non starter for us.
We did have a short walk around the Pow Hill area at Derwent which was canny. Cuckoo, Siskin, Lesser repoll, Goldcrests, Willow warb., Chiffy, Blackcap, GS Woody- etc.etc.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
And as expected plenty of Willow warbler around this site.
Friday, 18 May 2012
As expected very little in the way of waterfowl here now and no signs of evidence of breeding as yet.
Friday, 11 May 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Great to catch up with many a familiar face today. The banter was canny to say the least.!
Thursday, 3 May 2012
We called back after visiting the Langdon beck area (not one of our best trips here today) and 3-4 Ouzels showed but never as close. But we listened to one male singing, something Ive never heard before. Canny few Wheatears around here and a Cuckoo was calling to the east of here.