South Tyneside birder (sometimes when I can).
Experiences on my travels
Saturday, 30 December 2017
Just a few pics and words from this year ;-)
It started with a 'twitch' more or less when the Pacific diver showed well in Drurigde bay cp.
Still 'ower the water' (only just ;-) I sight I will never forget...A Glauc.gull being robbed by a Great blacked backed.
Dipped the one in Marine park a few times...Iceland gull, North Shields.
Long-toes on the Don banks earlier this year.
Rare visit over Weardale.
Couple of Jarrows finest
Ain't had the pleasure of a Goldcrest preening like this before! ..almost glued to the spot. (just exhausted migrants normally)
And then its getting lower than a snakes belly time ;-) first Common blue of the year and just waking up.
Well I couldn't leave these little bettlers out in ST post... especially after recording them at 3 different sites this year. (Dingy skipper) there's more I'm sure to be found and reported. ;-)
Mating Small Coppers in Jarrow, first time I've been lucky enough to see this.
And its been a canny year for the Banded demoiselles compared to last year.
Short interlude...Washington WWT . Nice company from the wader lake hide
Ok...couple more butterflies. Ringlet- fresh. and Coma below.
Flying bombs. Cannot better Marsden bay for action,sound and smell in the breeding season along our coastline. Love and protect always!!
Slip-slidding away, wrong ledge. ;-)
I'll keep this one brief...'Terns' (not like me )
Pretty average this year again number wise- but I'm pleased to see Sandhaven does have more folks reporting sightings this year on twitter etc. Great stuff ! spread the joy!
My best count was 3 adult Rosy and 2 juvs on a visit this August. ..nowt better than sitting with terns. Gutted when I was house-bound in the latter-half of the this season.
This Juv. Cuckoo didn't half give good views in Trow .
The Whitburn Bee-eater above the wooden viewing screen .
And this 'puddle duck' by the pier.
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