A few more birds added to the year list though nobody seems to know about the reported Little Gull at Shibdon which came on the pager at 1:30 pm . One local observer was standing there at that time but he saw nothing resembling it.
What was seen in the borough today was -
Birtley - 15 Waxwing by the Avenue
Shibdon Pond- Lesser Black-backed Gull
Ravensworth Fell - Little Owl and Red-legged Partridge.
Ryton - 1 Tree-creeper
and 2 Long-eared Owl roosting at one site.
The yearlist now stands at 79 (perhaps more if anyone has seen Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, Skylark or Linnet this year)?
Also a small bat, probably a Pipistrelle sp. over Tyneside GC, Clara Vale late afternoon