Labels: Colour ringed Sanderlings, Fish Quay, Gosforth Park, Iceland Gull, Killingworth Lake, Red Fox, Sanderling
Last Fiday I started out at Gosforth Park NHSN site , the walk to the pond had lots of Chaffinch on the wood edge and I was hoping for Brambling, a Sparrowhawk bathing in the stream which probably had Woodcock and Snipe along it's muddy edges as the pond was frozen to about 97% , several Moorhen lifted from the reeds a couple of minutes later a Fox came out along the left cutting , but ten minutes later came over the pond , so no wonder I did not see any Bitterns.
Called at Killingworth Lake all the birds at the west end where the Swans are keeping it open , hoping to get some close-ups of Goldeneye etc: but they all still kept their distance.
I next went down to the Fish Quay 2 Icelands up on the shed roof not very active so I thought I would head to the boating lake which also had some open water but no Iceland here , Tufted & Pochard with a few mallard, back down to the quay walked the very small beach only 4 Sanderling one of which colour ringed , by now the sub-adult was flying around but no boats in and the light fading so I called it a day.
Colour ringed Sanderling on the beach