I went down to see the Ibises today for the third time on this their tenth day of being reported in South Tyneside, after a being told they are showing well again. This was the sight that I was greeted by as me and a few other lads viewed by the metal gate to the horses field just south of the dog stadium on Blue house lane. A little more distant than in my last two visits, but showing well from this vantage point.
They took off a couple of times whilst I was here and returned eventually to this same location after a short fly-about,this after a few of us ventured towards the flats looking for them to no avail... and viewing them from the other side of the metro line, on northern side of Blue house lane eventually again.
Blink and they are gone!..or stop talking and take notice.?
Bugger! over in seconds and wishing I had got the wings in.
Nuthatch in South Tyneside...another one that until last week has evaded my eyes. I've heard them twice in Bluebell woods and tried a few other times to see a one over the last few years. So seeing two on the outskirts of Cleadon park on a couple of occasions on visits here was a tad special after being tipped off.