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Tyne And Wear Yearlist (1 Viewer)

mark ridsdale

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Going to try again to do a CYL for Tyne and Wear.But not going to go mental as this will be a busy year for me what with my first child due in July(i know many people are in the same boat) and work expected to be busy(self employed means dont work, dont get paid)But so far after 2 very short trips out (less than 3 hours birding in total) im up to a staggering 46 (o)<
 

mark ridsdale

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mark ridsdale said:
Going to try again to do a CYL for Tyne and Wear.But not going to go mental as this will be a busy year for me what with my first child due in July(i know many people are in the same boat) and work expected to be busy(self employed means dont work, dont get paid)But so far after 2 very short trips out (less than 3 hours birding in total) im up to a staggering 47 (o)<
1.Fulmar
2.Cormorant
3.Shag
4.Grey Heron
5.Mute Swan
6.Mallard
7.Tufted Duck
8.Pochard
9.Eider
10.Sparrowhawk
11.Oystercatcher
12.Ringed Plover
13.Golden Plover
14.Redshank
15.Sanderling
16.Curlew
17.Turnstone
18.JACK SNIPE (1 at South shields Leas 1st decent view of one for over 10 yrs)
19.Black headed gull
20.Common gull
21.Herring Gull
22.GBB Gull
23.Feral Pigeon
24.Woodpigeon
25.Collared Dove
26.Skylark
27.Meadow Pipit
28.Pied Wagtail
29.Wren
30.Dunnock
31.Robin
32.Stonechat
33.Blackbird
34.Redwing
35.Song Thrush
36.Mistle Thrush
37.Blue Tit
38.Great Tit
39.Long tailed Tit
40.Starling
41.House Sparrow
42.Magpie
43.Rook
44.Carrion Crow
45.Greenfinch
46.Goldfinch
47.Reed Bunting :flyaway:
 

mark ridsdale

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brianfm said:
Always amazing how many birds can be seen locally Mark. Keep it going. Jack Snipe is on my wish list. I have never seen one. Visited Titchwell last year to be told everyone had been watching a Jack Snipe all morning. I was taken round to see it and yes, it had disappeared.
One or two J.Snipes have been seen regularly in the last couple of weeks on the South shields Leas.Flushed mine from "large mound" directly west of Trow quarry(this is next to a small road taking you to a isolated large pub).The snipe was flushed from long grass and seen briefly in flight.Reckon its worth a try but views might not be brill
 

mark ridsdale

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WHITLEY BAY
48.Coal Tit
49.Common Crossbill(6+ flying over south)
50.Humes yellow browed Warbler(county tick for me)
Showing well in gardens east of the Foxhunters pub
 

mark ridsdale

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Another attempt to see Snow buntings/"white winged gulls" in the South Shields area again proved fruitless and didnt add much to my meagre year list(mental note must get to some more varied habitats)
51.Great crested grebe
52.Tufted duck
53.Razorbill :-C
 

mark ridsdale

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Finally mananaged to get out again but still only for a few hours(so far less than 10 hours in total for this year!),but dispite this had a good day with plenty of year ticks caught up with...some which were long over due.
TRACK TO HOLYWELL
54.Kestrel
55.Grey Partridge
56.Greylag goose(about 100 in field)
57.Pink footed Goose(2 with thee above)

HOLYWELL POND
Although not part of the county year total excellent views of a Mealy(Common)Redpoll were had in bushes east of the public hide.Very little else on the pond

HOLYWELL DENE
58.Dipper(2)
59.Treecreeper
60.Chaffinch
61.Moorhen

ST MARY'S Is.
62.Lapwing
63.Knot
64.Grey Wagtail
65.Rock Pipit
66.Dunlin
67.Linnet
68.Guillemot
69.Peregrine(2 m/f great views as they circled the island,fun fighted for a bit then drifted south)

Lot of gaps in my year list filled today but still loads to get :D
 

mark ridsdale

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31/01 SHIBDON POND,BLAYDON
70.Bullfinch(3+)
71.Coot
72.Teal
73.Snipe
74.Canada goose
Very little on the pond due to it being almost completely frozen over.No sign of reported Green winged teal (which wouldve been a county tick for me)on either pond or river.

DERWENT COUNTRY PARK
75.Goosander(1 fem)
76.Siskin (20+)
77.Lesser Redpoll
78.Goldcrest
79.Great spotted Woodpecker
80.Nuthatch
So last day of the month a few interesting birds and STILL a few obviuos gaps for this year but since ive only done 14 hours birding so far 80 species doesnt seem so bad.Still havent done a decent pond/lake,and would have had a few extra YTs today if the pond hadnt been so frozen
 

mark ridsdale

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7/2/06 SHIBDON POND 10.30am
81.Shelduck
82.Little grebe
83.Green Winged Teal(1 male)-After dipping last week it was good to catch up with this county tick for me
84.Water rail(1 showed up close in front of the hide..crackin view)

DERWENTCOUNTRY PARK 11.45am
85.Stock dove
86.Kingfisher(1 seen briefly but brilliant! along the river)
Goosander (3 male seen along the river were stunning but not CTs)

THORNEY WOODCENTRE 12.20pm
87.pheasant
very little else of note apart from usual woodland species
 

mark ridsdale

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14/2 WEST PASTURES 11.00
88.Short eared owl (2 excellent views down to 20 metres)
89.Yellowhammer(i know, long over due)
Greylag goose(15+)

BOLDON FLATS 12.00
90.Wigeon(the last of the embarassing ommisions....i think?)
91.Pintail (1 superb male)
92.Tree sparrow(2+)
Canada goose(2)
Greylag goose(6)
Golden plover(50+)

Also for interest im going to keep a tally of all the species reported in Tyne and Wear as of today it stands at 137 i'll write a list at the end of the month there after update the list as i hear of any new ones.This list will only be an informal project and any species will not nececarilly being validated by any birding bodies.
 

mark ridsdale

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Here are the species that have been reported in Tyne and Wear but as yet not seen by me
Red throated diver
Black throated diver
Great northern diver
Red necked grebe
Gannet
Whooper swan
Gadwall
Shoveler
Goldeneye
Long tailed duck
Red breasted merganser
Smew
Buzzard
Merlin
Grey plover
Purple sandpiper
Ruff
Green sandpiper
Woodcock
Bar tailed godwit
Great skua
Mediterranean gull
Yellow legged gull
Iceland gull
Glaucous gull
Laughing gull
Ring billed gull
Little gull
Lesser black back gull
Kittiwake
Tawny owl
Little owl
Long eared owl
Barn owl
Green woodpecker
Lesser spotted woodpecker
Woodlark
Waxwing
Fieldfare
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Marsh tit
Willow tit
Jay
Bramberling
Hawfinch
Meally redpoll
Twite
Snow bunting
Lapland bunting

So the above total of 50 added to my list of 92 brings the county up to 142 reported so far.Any additions will be added as they are reported and put in brackets at the bottom of the messages.
 

mark ridsdale

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26/02 NORTH SHIELDS FISH QUAY 11.30
93.Iceland Gull 1 (1st winter, nice to finally see after repeatedly
dipping on the scarce gulls)
94.Kittiwake

(newly reported in the county for the year Red legged partridge at Burdon moor brings total up to 143)
Turns out Burdon is just out of the county of Tyne and wear so R.L.Partridge will have to come of for now total county year list 142. :brains:
 
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mark ridsdale

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5th March Washington wildfowl Park
95.Willow tit 2 Seems to be getting harder to pin down species but still
regular here.
Long tailed tit 15+
Bullfinch 15+
Siskin 5+
G.s.Woopecker 1+
all showing well at Hawthorn hide

Barmston pond
96.Shoveler 3+
97.Lesser Black backed gull 1
Not much else due to pond mostly frozen over

West Pastures
98.Fieldfare 20+
Short eared owl 2. Showed well around 5pm
+usual assortment of dodgy cars driving/parking in this area

(Corn Bunting at Boldon Flats brings county total this year to 143)
 

mark ridsdale

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6th March North shields fish quay
Iceland gull 1. 1st winter still present
99.Mediterranean Gull 1. a superb summer adult came briefly to bread
that someone was throwing whilst looking at
the Iceland!!Probably one of the South Shields
birds

7th March St.Marys Is.
Guillemot 3+
100.Purple sandpiper 5+
101.Gannet 2
Rock pipit 1. Scandinavian race.

Holywell pond
Goldeneye 2

Earsdon
Managed to add another site to my list of places ive dipped Little owl in Tyne and wear now at 4! and total of dips must be around 15 collectively

North shields fish quay
Iceland gull 1.the worlds easiest Iceland was again on its shed at
3pm(on way from work) and at 5pm(when on way to
chippy)both times seen without bins!!
 

mark ridsdale

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(The list for the county shouldnt have included Ring billed gull[error on my part] but the inclusion of Brent goose at Whitburn keeps the total at 145)
 

mark ridsdale

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14thMarch Whitburn
102.Bar tailed godwit 2
103.Red throated diver 2
Shelduck 1
Razorbill 5

Trow quarry
104.Common scoter 1 fem off rocks
105.LITTLE OWL!!!! FINALLY!! saw my bogey bird for the county 1 seen
really well perched in bush!
 

mark ridsdale

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(Sand martin at the mouth of the Tyne is the county's first true summer migrant of the year and brings the CYL total up to 146)
 

mark ridsdale

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(Puffin off Whitburn Sat/Sun brings the county YL UP TO 147.Credit must go to birders south of the Tyne with the South Tyneside list already up to 133 and Gateshead folk on a respectable 106 :clap: Not saying us in the North Tyne areas are'nt LSB has a great site which is regularly updated,but little comes from the rest of Northern Tyne and wear.I suppose this gets over shadowed by excellent areas such as Druridge bay :h?: )
 
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mark ridsdale

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21st March Birtley Sewage pools
Dont know why ive been putting off this visit for ages probably cos ive never been here before and thought the bird wouldnt linger.But linger it did so managed to catch up with ...
106.Green sandpiper 1 Seen very easily in first pool on the left as you
walk along the bridlepath near the sewage works
(for those who have never been there)
Oystercatcher 2
Canada goose 1

No sign of Waxwings near the social club between 10.00-12.00

Shibdon pond
107.Goldeneye 14+ Definately the last year tick i feel i shouldve seen
by now that ive finally caught up with!
Shelduck 4
Cormorant 6 Two continental races

No sign of Green winged teal whilst at the pond 13.00-14.10
 

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