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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Past Week

Just a few images from around the area over the past week , I did try for the Greenish warbler but alas no sign it was heard to call but only once ,also visits to Cresswell Pond, Holywell pond, St Mary's island & Big Waters.

 Huge numbers of Hoverflies this year this Knapweed was covered in them.
 Another Southern Hawker this one briefly settled at Big Waters
 One of Four Black headed Gulls I found with Colour Rings this bird found twice at St Mary's, I have still to find the details.
 Ruff at Holywell Pond also Common Sandpiper and Greenshank at the time.
 Colour ringed Med Gull ZNV  Holywell Pond they only seem to stay here briefly and I only got two photos.
 Cresswell I had the bright idea of sitting down at  the North Pool at the start of the causeway , but I attracted the curious , so perhaps the waders would ignore me and come along the edge , these guys had more patience than I as they just stood right in front of me  till I had to move.
 Obliging Snipe from the hide at Cresswell again Ruff  and Common Sandpiper also here.

St Mary's Island Guillemot on the rocks with only a few Sandwich and Common Terns amongst the Gulls , numbers of Knot increasing and I also had a Red Colour ringed Adult Med Gull but was unable to get the ring code. 
 Juenile Sandwhich Tern


Johnnykinson said...

Nice selection Brian.
Walked up to Bekkcrag Flow today with my walking pal, more for a walk than anything. Obviously very little about, highlight of the day being Sundew.
Another cracking header picture.
I've pencilled The Brickwork Pools in for Friday, but my rubber is standing by to erase. This weather is terrible, you wonder how the Dragons, Damsels and Butterflies cope!

Northumbrian Birding said...

Hi John, I might head there Thursday as the morning is looking good !!!!