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Thursday, 2 April 2009

31-3-09 Water Pipit

Tuesday on the way to Cresswell I pulled over to one of the horse fields at Lynemouth the one with the small pool on the far side by the water works, anyway I noticed a number of Meadow Pipits around a small wet area and in with them a Water Pipit it was always the furthest away and hidden by the ruts ,not easy to get any shots of .
Lynemouth flash beside the travellers site is getting more birds on and is always worth look , Cresswell the levels are up slightly I just had my coffee here and moved to Druridge, again plenty Wigeon ,Teal & Herons , the main pool a female Goosander a couple of Goldeneye, Tufted Gadwall and Mallard, cycled on through to Hauxley, a few Chiffs along the way, the north pool about 80 Whoopers and some Pinkfeet over the far side , by the time I got to Hauxley I was just looking into the sun the small wader pool water level was high but did have a few Snipe & Redshank, Teal and Gadwall,
On the way back 4 Wheatear along the dunes not noted on the way up 3 pairs of Stonechats and lots of Skylarks , small flock of Goldfinch .

Meadow Pipit at the outfall

Plenty of Skylarks along the dunes

70+ Whoopers just off East Chevington and another 80 odd on the north pool

1 comment:

Alan Tilmouth said...

WP was still around and showing well yesrerday but not today (at least while I was there).