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Old Friday 5th January 2018, 16:58   #3
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Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
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2nd of January, I only added:

20. Feral pigeon

in Newcastle City Centre.

Then, on the 3rd, I was out on my bike, and headed along the cycle track that follows the Blyth estuary from Bedlington, before heading along the dunes to Seaton Sluice and St Mary's Island. Reasonably productive outing without any big effort (or big surprises):

Ha'penny woods, Bedlington:
21. Pied/white wagtail

River Blyth estuary
22. Moorhen
23. Mallard
24. Mute swan
25. Shelduck
26. Redshank
27. Gadwall
28. Teal
29. Great black-backed gull
30. Curlew
31. Oystercatcher
32. Turnstone
33. Eider

...and also my first mammal of the year in the mouth of the river: Grey Seal [1]

Dunes between Blyth and Seaton Sluice:
34. Golden plover
35. Stonechat
36. Pink-footed goose

And St Mary's Island and wetland:
37. Sparrowhawk
38. Lapwing
39. Snipe
40. Sanderling
41. Rock pipit
World life list: 536 (Terek Sandpiper, Abu Dhabi, UAE; September 2019)
UK life list: 228 (Red-backed Shrike, Newbiggin, UK; December 2018)
Morpeth Garden list: 70 (Willow Tit, October 2019)
2019 year list: 235 (Snow Bunting, Bamburgh; October)
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