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So for the last post
Thurs 10th AprilBurdon Moor - 1 Ring Ousel still present
Wed 9th April
Derwenthaugh Park between Winlaton Mill and Nine Arches Viaduct - Willow Warblers and Blackcaps singing
Burdon Moor - 1 Ring Ousel
|Ring Ousel at Burdon Moor [Paul Davidson]|
Tues 8th April
Shibdon Pond - 1 Common Sandpiper. Also Orangetip, Comma, Speckled Wood. Small White butterflies as well as Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell on the wing
|Butterflies at Shibdon [George Simpson]|
Mon 7th April
Paddock Hill Wood - 2 male Blackcaps in sycamores by river Derwent and Kingfisher and Goosander on the river there.
Sunday 6th April
Dunston Vicarage Garden - 2 peacock butterflies
|Peacock in the Vicarage garden [Rev. David Atkinson]|
Burdon Moor - No sign of the Black Grouse.
Saturday -5th April
Clara Vale LNR - Had 24 species in 2 hours highlights were Yellowhammer, Siskin, Tree Sparrow, Chiffchaff, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk & Kingfisher.
|Siskin at Clara Vale [Derek Bilton]|
Burdon Moor - Amazingly a female Black Grouse was seen here. Also 2 Wheatear present
Friday 4th April
Lamesley water meadows - 50+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Shelduck.
Ravensworth arms - 20 tree sparrow
Watergate - Pair of Teal, 8 Tufted Duck & 2 Little Grebe on pond. Pair of Goosander and 2 Grey Wagtail over.
Ravensworth Fell - 3 pairs of Little Owl.
|Little Owl at Burdon Moor [Rob Stonehouse]|
Burdon Moor - 200+ Golden Plover & 2 Red-legged Partridge.
Shibdon Pond - Ruff
Blaydon - Waxwing still showing well.
Thursday 3rd April
Blaydon - Pair of Oystercatchers nesting on roof of Churchhills factory. They mnest on teh roof of Komatsu in Birtley too. Waxwing still present and Chiffchaff singing in Cowen Road
Stargate - Short-eared Owl hunting
|Sparrowhawk at a garden feeder [Ali Campbell]|