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
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.
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
31 May Thornley Woods
Out with the sprogs for a few hours not serious birding but managed to get
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...
(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!)
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...
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...
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...
(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...
25TH APRIL St.Marys Is.
No sign of Blue winged teal!
111.Black tailed Godwit 1
112.Willow warbler 3+ more heard
113.Blackcap 3 more heard
114.Tawny owl 1 seen briefly in flight after being...
(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...
(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:
(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...