Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Moved into Northumbria Uni on Friday, and as feared, my birding has becoming fairly reduced, but after news of missing an absolute mega in the cemetery yesterday (WOOD WARBLER!!), I couldn't resist a trip down this afternoon for the Red-Breasted Flycatcher. Thankfully it hung around for me and became my 265th Northumberland bird, and more importantly, a new bird for the patch! Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Garden Warblers also around today.

Curlew Sandpiper

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Waders, and a PATCH TICK!

It's been a wader week with Little Stints and Curlew Sandpiper at Cresswell on Wednesday, then a mental patch twitch on Friday morning, a LITTLE STINT AT ST. MARY'S! Huge patch tick! While we were there, we picked up another one with the original bird! 2 LITTLE STINTS ON PATCH! Superb!

 Curlew Sandpiper from Cresswell

 Patch Little Stint!
Ruff from Cresswell Pond