Sunday, 7 April 2013

Its like waiting for a bus....When one does arrive so does another 2 !!

 Finally after weeks of waiting my first Wheatear of the year was had today, and not just one either! 3 of these stunning male birds showed together along the fence line of the old shooting range field in Whitburn.
 They were first picked up on Jackies beach when me and Berb picked 2 up here before they flew off into the field above this beach. That's when number 3 joined them. Give it a week or so and the cry will be 'its just another Wheatear'.
 Dropped into the Washington wildfowl centre the other day. The car park was that busy here that the overflow one was being used, I had forgot the kids were off school.Great for this centre! but not so good if you want a nice quiet visit.....Surprisingly the wader lake hides were pretty quiet considering  the amount of folk who must have been in this centre this day.
 I had to count the Avocets here three times! as 11 of these fantastic waders were present on the wader lake here. I hadn't checked the centres web page for a while , the last time was when 7 birds were reported on this. So seeing 11 here was a pleasant surprise.

 Plenty of tension and scrapping going off with the Canada's and Greylags.
And this immature Mute swan ended up on the Wear after being chased numerous times along the lake here by this adult.
Couple of Black-tailed Godwits along with the Herons nesting exploits being the other highlights of this short visit which is one of the benifits of being a member of this wwt, you can pop in when you want, for as long as you want.

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