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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    229 for 2006 doesnt seem huge but its a little county with not an over abundance of bird sites of any quality will be interested to see if 2007 is any better? :bounce:
  2. M

    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    Dispite the rather poor finish of my county year list i still enjoyed it and am confident for next year being able to get more birding in.But as a final tally for the county's reported birds here goes BIRDS OF TYNE AND WEAR 2006 1.Red throated diver 2.Black throated diver 3.Great northern...
  3. M

    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    28thOctober A19(Boldon roundabout) 129. Merlin 1 being mobbed by Magpie.
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    I know its been EONS since i last entered anything on my site but work and a new baby boy in July have interveened.An impressive list was aeays going to be difficult to achieve but now its nigh on impossible.Never mind i will plug on and hopefully get a few stragglers that i missed. 24TH March...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    12th June Washington WFP A brief visit for the new star birds of the week proved sucessful 127.Avocet 2 were seen from the Wader hide providing excellent views!Great to add them as my first for Tyne and Wear...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    31 May Thornley Woods Out with the sprogs for a few hours not serious birding but managed to get 126. Jay Garden warblers heard and coule of GS Woodpecker only birds of note (recent additions to the county's YL include a Bearded tit reported at Shibdon 17th-18th May,single Black...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (This week has seen Golden Oriole and Hen Harrier added to this years county list and with Spoonbill today brings the total up to the Grand list up to 200 !!! .Amazingly all were all were in the Cleadon area,fustratingly all were one day birds with the latter two been fly overs!)
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    22nd May Whitburn country park 125.Woodchat shrike 1 ad. Seen terribly due to wind and rain and more more rain.seen for a total of 3 seconds as it scurried between its favourite bushes!!! (new birds for...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    15th May St.Marys Is. 121.Common sandpiper. 1 seen on the wetland 122.Sandwich Tern. 4 123.Sedge Warbler. 2 Gannet. 8+ Swift. 10+ Swallow. 10+ Backworth 124.Common Tern. 2...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    9th May Howdon 118.Whitethroat. several seen whilst at work 10th May Lamesly area 119.Little ringed plover 3 Grey wagtail 1 Canada goose 2 Stock dove 1 120.House Martin 3+ near Birtley been meaning to get over to...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    117.Swift Several in Tynemouth (Some belated and recent records nearly complete the summer migrants are as follows Reed Warbler at St. Marys,Arctic tern and common sandpiper at Whitburn were on the 1st.Black tern an amazing flock of 5 were at Bigwaters on the 4th.Spotted flycatcher was at...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (a spate of summer migrants have continued to compliment the years total these have included Water Pipit on the 23-24th April at Lamesley!Lesser Whitethroat at Stargate on the 27th and Garden Warbler 28th of April at Shibdon.May records stated with Marsh Harrier over the South Shields leas on...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    25TH APRIL St.Marys Is. No sign of Blue winged teal! 111.Black tailed Godwit 1 Swallow 3+ Holywell Dene 112.Willow warbler 3+ more heard 113.Blackcap 3 more heard 114.Tawny owl 1 seen briefly in flight after being...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (six new species have been added to the county tally a mega early Swift on the 20th was seen at Lamesley,followed by Sedge warbler and Hobby both on the 22nd at Shibdon and Marsden quarry respectly.The last three were all today 23rd and these were Tree pipit at Chopwell[a favourite spot for this...
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (a couple of new birds brings the county total to 170! these are Grasshopper warbler at Usworth Estate in Washington 16th and the slightly dubious Blue winged Teal at St.Marys since 17th.Will go over tomorrow) 110.Swallow whilst at work in Tynemouth :stuck:
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (Whitburn came up trumps on the 15th with no less than 3 new county additions there were in the form of Manx shearwater,Whimbrel and Arctic tern.Stargate near Gateshead had a male Redstart which was new as was Ring Ouzel at Ravensworth on the 16th bringing the county steaming ahead to 168.I...
  17. M

    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (still relatively slow going migrant-wise only new species in for the county is Common sandpiper on 14th at Lamesley Meadows 163 is now the county total)
  18. M

    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    ( A good record from LSB of a Red legged partridge at St. Marys on the 8th brings the county total up to 162!)
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (two new species for the year bring the county total up to 161 these were Yellow wagtail over Sunderland and Black tailed Godwit at St. Marys both yesterday 7th)
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    Tyne And Wear Yearlist

    (1st Willow warbler in for the year on the 5th at Shibdon pond brings the Tyne and wear total up to 159)
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