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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Chiffchaff now singing

Monday 3rd March

Far Pasture NR - Chiffchaff singing. Kingfisher on pond and Lesser Redpoll in car park. 
Shibdon Pond - 1 Ruff. 
Lamesley Water Meadows - 1 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon and 102 Curlew. 
Kibblesorth brickworks Pool - 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker,

River near Copper wood - 2 Dipper and 1-2 Kingfisher, both giving great views. 50+ each of Canada Goose and Grey Lag in field juts over the Gateshead boundary there

Saturday 1st March

Far Pasture NR  - 5 Goldcrest around the car-park area, 4 Roe Deer in adjacent meadow, 4 Red Kite, 2 interacting, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Tawny Owl heard not seen, also Long Tail Tits, Nuthatch, Jay & Water Rail of note.

Goldcrest, Roe Deer and Red Kite - all at Far Pasture on 1st [Derek Bilton]


  1. Has the council started putting out food for thornley hide yet?

  2. Nice to see the feeders and feed at lamesley, got me thinking about maybe placing feeders around gateshead in areas good for birdwatching and keeping seed/etc in hides ans then maybe us birdwatchers could buy a bag every few weeks to contribute and help keep feeders topped up, I think it would be a good. Idea and personally I don't mind buying feed when needed I think there a few good places to hang feeders in the area and as long as there not to obvious. They won't be thieved. What do u think?