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Monday, 19 January 2009

17-18th -1-09 Another Weekend

Tried to draw a Waxwing from memory,

Another Weekend that I did not get out (much ) Saturday ended up going shopping we where supposed to be going to a recording of Britain's Got Talent Show but it was cancelled at the last minute( and no I was not auditioning my days as a Chip n dale are long past), called in at Briardene for the Med Gull as we past ( well it would be rude not to ) Sunday I had a look for Waxwings ended up with 15 in the end, but no camera, and later a walk around South Harbour Blyth to check for Gulls , where it was bitter cold in the open .

Check out this site for a great article on Waxwings
link to the full site at foot of page.

I have loads of questions regards Waxwings they seem to arrive in good numbers, then split into smaller and smaller parties, but I wonder if they join up later and roost together , do they form loose family groups, or do first years just follow the main flock around. do they rejoin into larger flocks for return migration like Thrushes.

Med Gull @ Briardene Carpark, the gulls seem to prefer chips & batter, rather than my offering of bread

A few random shots from Blyth harbour

Barn Owl, Scaup, Red Breasted Mergansers, Teal ,Wigeon, Tufted, Mallard, Goldeneye, Pinkfeet Geese, Greylag Geese, Stonechat, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Heron, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Redshank, Mute Swan, Shellduck, Black- Headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull ,Curlew, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Coot, Purple Sandpiper, Water Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Sanderling, Dunlin, Turnstone, Brent Geese, Redshank, Rock Pipit, Waxwing, Kittiwake, Tree Sparrow

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