A trip to wansbeck riverside park on the 4/2/10 my plan was to add the following birds to the patch list Grey wagtail ,fieldfare, and greater spotted woodpecker.
so i headed for the stream which runs through the woods and into the river next to the car park.
but their was no sign of any grey wagtails about maybe there is not enough insects this time of year.
i don't know I'm no expert.
so on to second target fieldfare i checked out the fields but maybe there is just not enough food around for them i have seen little in the way of berries or fruit around the park area.so on to the 3rd target great spotted woodpecker well i didn't have much look there either but i did hear one drumming so i should catch up with one soon, well that was a well planned day 3 targets and 0 achieved.but i did see the following
31 long tailed tit
34 great tit
35 coal tit
37 mistle thrush
38 feral pigeon
39 house sparrow
greater black backed television
Monday, 1 February 2010
Bullfinch feeding on sea buckthorn berries
male and female
red breasted merganser
back on the patch on Thursday the 28th and went for a walk along the footpath firstly checking the island area added greater black backed gull and red breasted merganser to patch year list
then i went for a walk towards the road bridge near the estuary where i managed to find 4 otters
but too distant for a photo but hopefully i will get back soon to digiscope some pictures.
additions to patch list were
23 greater black backed gull
25 red breasted merganser