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Sunday, 4 April 2010

3 April Great White Egret..then on to.......Dunstanburgh

News of a Great White Egret on the Friday night saw me head up the coast Saturday it re located at Druridge pools smart looking bird took a couple of digi shots as it was a long way off , then headed up the coast to try and find myself a Black Redstart , headed for the beach beside Dunstanburgh , 6 Goldeneye and 2 Mergansers on the sea several Stonechats along the dunes and lots of Meadow Pipits taking advantage of the huge number of flies among the rocks , picked up a flock of 60 or so Twite with also a couple of Linnets ,walked along to Newton the path to the hide and area well flooded , no sign of any Black Redstarts anywhere , only more Stonechats 2 stunning males not letting me get anywhere near them, 4 Goldcrests working the bushes and 2 Kestrels , 6 Goldfinch, headed back just before the rain.Reed Bunting singing ,not the best songster in the bird world
Egret rather distant although nearer than it would have been at East Chevington


Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance
Newton Pool looking towards Newton-by -the Sea
Flock of Twite


Stewart said...

Brian, for gods sake you could give an over weight, middle aged bloke a heart attack with a post title like that! :)

kirstallcreatures said...

Lovely shot of the Reed Bunting on the willow branches. Linda

Ipin said...

I recognise that reed bunting!

Northumbrian Birding said...

Stewart,Sorry I had no idea what you where on about till I looked at it again ,anyway it would still have been out of your patch ?.
Linda, Thanks it posed for several photographers.
Ipen Actually yours looked a lot sharper.