Thursday, 5 February 2009

BACK ON THE PATCH

Have had a break from birding lately a combination of ill health, work and family commitments but had an opportunity to get up to the patch yesterday to start my patch list
I was hoping to pick up some of the winter species that were present last year i.e iceland gull,glaucous gull,redwing etc.
So i scanned the gull flock which had the usual combination of black heads,common,herring,greater black backed gull,
other birds present were as follows
Kestrel juv
wren
mallard
teal
pied wagtail
moorhen
starling
carrion crow
coot
redshank
long tailed tit
tufted duck
great tit
blackbird
house sparrow
greenfinch
woodpigion
goldfinch
chaffinch
collared dove

But best of all as i was returning home there was a lot of gulls in the horse field opposite the island so i thought it was worth a scan and as i scanned through mainly black heads and common gulls there was a stunning adult med gull,these are really stunning birds only my second hear but with it being an adult it realy stood out from the crowd.
Patch list 09 =24 1visit

4 comments:

Alan T said...

Med Gull is a nice bird, probably one of the TEN wintering at Newbiggin this year.

foggy said...

yeah i dont think its roosting here

abbey meadows said...

Happy birthday Chris. I noticed you haven't been out much lately but a few birds about like Green winged teal at Bothal and Smew at Bolam plus a scattering of white winged gulls if you have the time. Hope you enjoyed the cake!

foggy said...

The cake was nice,those birds are on my wanted list.