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Thursday, 28 March 2013

This week so far

Please note that the hides at Clara Vale will be closed this Friday 29th March until 1pm.

Today, 28th March
Sled Lane Pond -  20 Tufted Duck 
Far Pasture NR - 1 White Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Grey Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit and 30+ Pied Wagtail feeding on pans. 15+ Red Kite and 7+ Common Buzzard over

Yesterday 27th
Sunniside - Woodcock over Sunniside Road in morning
Lamesley Water Meadows - 110 Golden Plover in afternoon.
Ryton - A Blackcap still devouring apples in a garden.

Blackcap at Ryton [Paul Davidson]

Derwenthaugh  - Oyster-catcher and 2 Goosander

Oyster-catcher at Derwenthaugh [Steven Fryer]

Tuesday 26th
Shibdon Pond - Gadwall and a Jack Snipe in the reserve , 3 Red Kites over again, one of which was carrying a transmitter on its back but no wing tags 

The Gadwall on Shibdon [Steven Fryer]

Derwenthaugh - The leucistic Herring Gull on the staithes

The leucistic Herring Gull [George Simpson]

Monday 25th
Shibdon Pond - 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Mediterranean Gull(2nd winter), 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 3 Red Kite over.

The Mediterranean Gull (2nd winter) at Shibdon with Black-headed Gulls [Steven Fryer]

Far Pasture NR - 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Grey Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit and 20 Pied Wagtail feeding on pans. 8 Goldcrest feeding in hedge.
Timber Beach, Dunston - 1 Dunlin.
Watergate - 25 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 1 Dipper and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

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