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Monday, 9 December 2013

The first week of December

Cowen Road, Blaydon - a female/immature Blackcap in a garden on 2nd December, with 2 there the next day but not since.

Blackcap at Cowen Road [Peter Harvey]

Shibdon Pond- nearly 1,000 Lapwing on the pond, plus 20 Teal. Also 1 Ruff, 2 Shelduck, 2 Sparrowhawk and a Dunlin with what appeared to be a transmitter on it's back.
Marley Hill - Red Kite, 5+ Greenfinch, 5+ Chaffinch, 2 Tree Sparrow, 4 Willow Tit, 3 Bullfinch 5 Goldfinch, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Fieldfare and 50 Lapwing during the moth
LamesleyWater Meadows - A juvenile Peregrine reported on several dates during December and a single Barnacle Goose and 3 Wigeon present on 2nd/3rd.

The Barnacle Goose at Lamesley [Rob Stonehouse]

Derwenthaugh Park - Water Rail on outlet stream of Clockburn Lake on 2nd.
Watergate Park - 50+ Siskin on 3rd.
Far Pasture NR : 24 Wigeon, 38 Coot, 8 Tufted Duck.
Sled Lane Pond : 20+ Common Snipe and a Kingfisher.

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