Sunday, 24 January 2010

Knot Flock Return 24/1/10

Been all over today, we started at St. Mary's. On the rocks in the north bay, we had 3 oystercatcher, 1 redshank, 2 ringed plovers and 1 knot. When we went for a closer look at the knot, we saw a flock of 30 grey birds flew in which turned out to be knot as well. We were excited to see that the knot had returned to St. Mary's after we thought they weren't going to. After a good start, we headed for big waters. The feeders were packed with chaffinch, siskin, reed bunting, blue tit etc. The siskins were very happy to stay on the same feeder for almost a hour and a half. They were not letting the goldfinches on in a hurry! After spending a lot of time there, we moved to Killingworth Lake on the way home. 5 goosanders were present, along with 3 pochard and a goldeneye naming a few. The usual stuff was there too of course! A very good day birding!
Knot Goosander
Common Gull SiskinChaffinch


  1. stunning picts as usual jack ;), hows it going?, haven't seen you about since I started uni.



  2. Good stuff Jack.

    I've just read on Birdguides about your award. Well done! Brian.

  3. Congrats Jack on your Birdguides award, well deserved.

  4. Thanks everyone. I was thrilled with my award.

  5. Jack,

    Congratulations on the Award. Look forward to seeing you again.

  6. Jack. Congratulations on being Birdguides Young Photographer Of The Year.

    Very well deserved and I hope to bump into you again sometime if you come across to Lancashire. Keep up the good work.