Good progress (IMHO!) last weekend, with a couple of trips out. Firstly, a ride out on my bike in very windy conditions on Saturday, stopping off at West Hartford in the hope of seeing the shrike again (but no luck), and calling in at a couple of other sites too.
Nothing much at W. Hartford, but added
34. Grey heron
and, in the school fields at East Hartford, there were a couple of immature
35. Great blackback gull
Then on to Castle Island, where I added:
38. Little grebe
40. Lesser blackback gull
41. Red-breasted merganser
42. Common gull
And further up the Wansbeck, down from Guidepost:
43. Mute swan
Then, on the Sunday, I had a couple of hours at Plessey Woods with my girls, which again was quite productive, despite birding being secondary!
45. Nuthatch (several heard, but not seen)
And then another short ride on my bike on Sunday afternoon, stopping briefly at Bothal pond, added:
52. Tufted duck (presumably missed off inadvertently on my last visit)
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)
Last edited by lazza : Friday 16th January 2015 at 16:49.