On Monday- me, bob and the better half had a quick stroll around south Marine park at about 3pm. I had only been in the treed area about 5 minutes when one of these noisy squawkers belted up....guess what? NO camera. After watching one parakeet for about 15 minutes preening and feeding in the same spot, it was back to the car to return home for the camera....Twenty minutes later I was back in the same spot minus my original companions but armed with the camera. Not a squawk or sign of the green bugger! After about a 30 minute wander my lugs picked up the noisy return of the green invader, more or in the same place as previously. Great views had and whilst watching another one flew over and landed!. Pointed the first one out to a local dog walker who informed me she has them visit her garden around the Mariners cottages.
First for me and our lass in ST, after a few attempts trying else where around the doors.
Back the next day at 7am.... along with the other folk, plus a representative from Living waterways who have done a great deal of work along our section of the Don. I'll not go into too much detail with the results of many a bottle placed in numerous ponds but I found this a great experience as I've never done this before.
The shot above are 3 male Common newts, recorded for the first time by our leader at a certain pond area.
Whilst the wellies where being extracted on Friday morning this little belter fluttered around the outskirts of the parking area!...Great ending to a fantastic experience.
And we picked up a Avocet reported earlier on Boldon flats later today...