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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Bothal, Longhirst, Linton,9-5-09

Garden Warbler, warbling at Linton Ponds

Started the day off at Bothal the small pond to the West is drying up , Swallows & House Martins collecting mud from the edge, again a large number of Swifts over the pond and to the north, not a great deal else , next stop Longhirst flash, again just a couple of Coots & Mallard with a Wigeon on the grass as was a few Great Black backs, Linton next a couple of whites & a Peacock along the path as it was sheltered , in the woods my first Garden Warbler of the year, singing in the Apple tree it moved along to the west, Willows & Chiffchaffs, and near the hide Blackcap and some sedge Warblers , a flock of gulls dropped in about 13:oo a few Swifts over but mostly Sand martins feeding over the pond with the odd Swallow,Mallard & Mutes with young , a single GCGrebe, 2 Little Grebes, Tufted & Mallards, another windy day !!!!!!

I put this down as a 4th year Lesser Black-backed ?(3rd Summer )


Single Great Crested Grebe, not sure if I have seen one at Linton before

Green Veined White in the shelter of the wind at Linton

The Swans with young not sure if there are any on the other side. Linton

First Garden Warbler of the year, this singing bird at Linton

Chiffchaff at Linton along the path


Birding about Northumberland said...

Really nice photo's

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks for that, funny as I was thinking can't seem to get any good shots just lately never happy !!!!