A blog of bird sightings and photos of birds from the north-east of England and beyond.
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Great day on patch with Daniel Mcgibbon, started with a seawatch with a patch tick in the form of a Slavonian Grebe (96), 2 Sandwich Terns, a Velvet Scoter and a few Canada Geese. We then went along towards Old Hartley and got a yeartick in the form of sand martin (97). Then on what we thought was the way out, we headed for the cemetery were Dan found a cracking female-type Black Redstart (98) and a male wheatear, however just as we were about to leave, we found ourselves racing along back towards Old Hartley after a male ring ouzel (patch tick) that was reported, and just got it as it flew from the fields across the path and down into the bay (99). A really good day with 2 patch life ticks and 4 patch yearticks.