Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Highlights of the last few days.

 This was the view of a Tawny Owl that I had a few days in a public place (all fluffed up and resting), neck breaking to say the least but nice all the same. A congregation of decent local folks passed by whilst I was hurting me neck and after a while most of them could make out the grey-ish ball shape high up in the canopy, a first for a few of them here. 
 A visit to Colliery woods earlier the same day in the afternoon wasn't the best one Ive had to this area over the years but many thanks has to go again to the resident (s) of the Cotswold's est. who have feeders in their gardens on the western edge of this plantation. One section of this strip in particular has become the best known site in South Tyneside to see Willow Tit,
There was 5 Purple Sandpipers on the sides of the pier on Sunday and today, the most Ive seen here since the end of the breeding season.

Guillemots have continued to show well around the pier area and many more in the Sandhaven bay area and the Tynes mouth.

This Great crested grebe was in the bay area yesterday, but unfortunately it never ventured close enough to the pier for any better shots on this visit.

 Plenty Shags around this area at the moment also as expected this time of year. Also 2-3 Red-throated Divers the last few trips here.
 And the 3 charmers continue to give outstanding views to the delight of visitors to our pier.
Nice surprise today on a field in Moor lane, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits feeding on the roadside flood here.

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